American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Dean Langmuir, 1886-1950

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  • Publication Year: 1950

DEAN LANGMUIR

1886 ¦ 1950

Dean Langmuir, who joined the Club in 1922, died on 8 January 1950. A native New Yorker who spent most of his life in the city, he had shown his love of the outdoors and the sport of mountaineering even before his graduation from Williams, where he won the Clark Prize for scholarship. During a busy lifetime, he had served as deputy controller of the city of Schenectady and expert accountant with the New York Public Service Commission, before entering the financial field, in which he was to spend most of his life. He was successively with the Equitable Trust Co., Scudder & Clark, and Lazard Frères; and he became vice-president of Distributors Group, Inc., before establishing his own business as investment counsel in 1933.

Dean’s interest in the mountains was sustained, extending from the time of his first climbs in the Alps in 1904 until his death. Professional duties kept him from taking lengthy vacations, and he did little if any climbing after 1919. His interest in American mountaineering and in the Club was very real, however, and his passing is a loss to us all. Dean Langmuir is survived by his second wife, the former Mrs. Mary Shattuck Fisher, and by two children of his first marriage, Dr. Robert Vose Langmuir and Mrs. Robert A. Harman, as well as by his brother, Dr. Irving Langmuir.

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