Education: Goodbye, Mr. Perry

In the grill, over their "peanut betweens" and "Garbo with jams" (English muffins with jam), Exonians last week had two distressing subjects to chew over. They had just lost, 7-to-18, the Big Game with rival Andover, 28 miles away. And their headmaster, tweedy, well-loved Lewis Perry, 68, who had long talked of quitting, had now made it official.

When Lewis Perry became principal of New Hampshire's Phillips Exeter Academy in 1914, he found the school deep in traditions and a $250,000 debt. It had been founded the year Cornwallis surrendered, by John Phillips,...

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