Lauren S. McCready

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  • "He was the best of the best! Tom Tudor, Lauren's nephew."
    - tom tudor
  • "A fine teacher and leader. We, the graduates of the US..."
    - T. Darrah Moore '63
  • "What a fine, accomplished man ! Builder of a great service..."
    - Vic Reiling
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McCREADY--Lauren S. RADM USMC (Ret.) died at his Redding, CT home November 15 from heart failure at age 92. Regarded as one of the founders of Kings Points Merchant Marine Academy in February 1942, he developed the wartime and peacetime engineering curriculum until 1971. During his career at the academy he brought the engineering program to full accreditation, founded the nuclear engineering curriculum and led officer training for the U.S.S. Savannah, he received the US Dept of Commerce Gold Medal in 1968 and a year later assisted in organizing the National Maritime Research Center. He held masters degrees from NYU and Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and an honorary Doctorate of Science from the Academy. He is survived by Joan Arnold, his wife of 21 years. A memorial service will be held at 2pm, December 12 in the Mariner's Chapel at the Academy. Memorial donations maybe made to Seafarer's Friend, 77 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02159.
Published in The New York Times on Nov. 25, 2007