Friday, May 11, 2012

Peter Dyckman Campbell, 32

Peter Dyckman Campbell of Cos Cob, was killed in a one car accident on January 1, 1967.  Campbell was a partner with the advertising firm Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce where he served as Head of Account Management. Born in New York City's Presbyterian Hospital in 1934, Campbell attended The Buckley School and Deerfield Academy before matriculating at Dartmouth College, from which he was graduated with an A.B. in Business Administration and was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and known affectionately as "Humps." 

Following college, Mr. Campbell began his career as an account manager at Sterling Cooper and, in 1963, became a founding partner of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.  Among the companies Mr. Campbell served include North American Aviation, Sea-Cor Laxatives, Sugar Berry Ham, Mohawk Airlines and, most recently, Head Ski Company.  Pete, as he was known by family, friends and co-workers alike, enjoyed summering on Fisher's Island and had recently taken up hunting as a hobby. 

Mr. Campbell is survived by his loving wife Trudy Campbell ( Vogel) and daughter Tammy  as well as his mother, Dorothy Dyckman-Campbell, and brother Bud.  A memorial service will be held at The Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich on Tuesday, January 3rd.  Mr. Campbell will be laid to rest in Trinity Church Cemetery, Upper Manhattan, where his great-grandfather, Silas Dyckman, first settled and the family resided for several generations.

*Note:  This is a speculative post based on the heavy death theme from this season's Mad Men, and in particular, as it relates to Pete.   

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