American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Henry Sturgis Grew, 1874-1953

  • In Memoriam
  • Climb Year:
  • Publication Year: 1954



Harry Grew, as he was known to his friends, had been a member of the Club since 1935. Almost his only climbs were made in three years during his late fifties, a fact of which he was rather proud, as few men begin climbing at such an age. He was a good friend of the late Allston Burr, and these two were sometimes seen in company with James B. Conant on White Mountain trails in recent years.

For twenty years he was president of the National Union Bank in Boston until its merger with the State Street Trust Co., of which he became a director and chairman of the executive committee. He had been chairman of the board of West Point Manufacturing Co., president of the Massachusetts Memorial Hospitals, and vice-president of the New England Conservatory of Music. His wife and four children survive, as do also two brothers, one of whom is Joseph C. Grew, the diplomat and former ambassador to Japan.

Mr. Grew derived considerable satisfaction from his membership in the Club. The mountains, he said, gave him something in relaxation and contentment which he had not found to the same degree elsewhere.

H. S. Hall, Jr.

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