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Charles N. Fay, Oldest Graduate, Dies at 96

Charles Norman Fay '69, oldest graduate of Harvard University to attend the commencement of 1943, died Friday at the age of 96 following a short illness.

Born in Burlington, Vermont, Fay graduated form Harvard at the age of 21. He went into business and became head of he Remington-Sholes typewriter manufacturing company, one of the pioneer companies in America to turn out these machines. He was also president of the Chicago utilities companies. Besides writing several volumes on business and finance, Fay was a music lover and an ardent patron of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra when it was directed by Theodore Thomas. The last few years of his life were spent in Cambridge as a resident of Harvard Faculty Club.