Henry Cochran Kendall ’44

Henry Cochran Kendall ’44 died on December 5, 2007, in Chesterfield, Mo.

Born in St. Louis, Mo., on June 8, 1922, he prepared for college at St. Louis Country Day School and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1940- 42. He served in the Navy Air Corps as a fighter pilot during World War II and received the Distinguished Flying Cross with a gold star and the Air Medal with five gold stars. Following the war, he enrolled at Harvard University and graduated in 1947. He worked at the First National Bank of St. Louis and was a broker for Longstreet, Abbott & Co. and a sales manager at Sligo Steel. He also worked at the Clayton Brokerage Co., and retired from Milliken Publishing in 1987. In 1971, Mr. Kendall formed St. Louis Aquacenter, Inc., which made an unsuccessful attempt to build an aquarium in St. Louis. He was married to Elizabeth Conant in 1946; she died in 1969. His second marriage, to Jean Milton Hamburg in 1970, ended in divorce in 1975. In 1979, he married Anita McClanahan, who survives him, as do four daughters, Mardi Kendall of Sydney, Australia, Jessica L. Kendall of Tampa, Fla., Jenny Kendall of St. Charles, Mo., and Jaimee Kendall of St. Louis; three sons, Samuel Kendall of Cambridge, Mass., Judson Esty-Kendall of Bangor, and Harry Kendall of New York City; and six grandchildren.