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Old 07-24-2008, 08:47 PM
ECUJacob ECUJacob is offline
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Oldest Beta Theta Pi member passing...


Charles Yardley Chittick
October 27, 1900 - July 18, 2008

Beta Theta Pi's oldest member, C. Yardley Chittick, MIT '22 passed away on Friday, July 18th. He was 107 years old.

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He was the oldest living patent lawyer in the country. He feuded with Humphrey Bogart in prep school. He turned down a job offer from Thomas Edison. And he stayed sharp past the age of 100, sometimes hitting golf balls into a net.
He lived a long and admirable life. His presence at our Conventions will be dearly missed, as he was fond of singing the MIT fight song to the masses.
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