James Gaylen Kimball ’53 died on April 3, 2004, in Hartford, Connecticut.
Born on July 9, 1931, in Ft. Fairfield, Maine, he prepared for college at N.H. Fay High School in Dexter and the Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts and became a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1953, he was a sales manager with the W.B. Tomlinson Co. in Monroe, CT. In 1957, he became president of Northeast Industries in Trumbull, CT, a position that he held until he formed J.G. Kimball & Co. in 1960. In 1967, he became president of Total Systems, Inc., a telecommunications firm in Fairfield, CT. In 1980, he co-founded The Kimball Group, Inc., a commercial and investment real estate business in Bridgeport, CT. He was a director of the Exchange Club. He is survived by three daughters, Susan G. Kimball of Yarmouth, ME, Nancy A. Kimball of Englewood, FL, and Jane Kimball Warren ’83 of West Hartford, CT; three sons, James Bruce Kimball of Greenwich, CT, John M. Kimball of Monroe, CT, and Jeffrey S. Kimball of Easton, CT; 11 grandchildren; his former wife, June M. Kimball of Trumbull, CT; and a sister, Ann Kimball Chase of Long Island, ME.