Samuel Phillips (BS '56, MS '57)

In 2007 we moved from Portola Valley, near Stanford, to Grass Valley in the Gold Country, near children and grandchildren. I continue to consult in product design and manufacturing, often as an expert witness in patents and trade secrets.

News of classmates: Ross Brown, BS56ME, is still running Cryogenic Industries and Cosmodyne, where I worked in the '60s. Hunt Small, BS56ME, and Fritz Trapnell, BS56Ph, have retired from Lockheed and HP/Compaq, respectively. Andre Treyer, MS57ME, our friend from Ecole des Mines, retired from the ball-bearing industry to run a music school near Paris. Other friends: Jack Rocchio, BS55Ph, has retired as a captain for Delta/PanAm in Europe, while from Texas Jim Lewis, BS55ME, consults in liquefied natural gas.

Our professors Jim Davies (history) and J. Kent Clark (English) might have approved of my recent editing of a Civil-War journal ("Torn by War," U. Okla. Press).

I invite my Caltech friends to visit me here in the Sierra foothills.

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