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HBS’s J. Sterling Livingston dies at 93

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J. Sterling Livingston, a retired professor at Harvard Business School (HBS), died on Feb. 14. He was 93.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and raised in and around Glendale, Calif., Livingston received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California in 1938. In 1948, he moved to Massachusetts to receive a doctorate in business administration at HBS, where he later joined the HBS faculty. Livingston stayed at Harvard until 1971.

Livingston is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth; two sons, Matthew of Fairfax, Va., and Sterling Christopher of Richmond, Va.; two daughters, daughter Lucille Held of Boldton, Mass. and Florence Odell of Woodland Hills, Calif.; six granddaughters; five grandsons; and nine great-grandchildren.

Livingston will be buried in Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on April 3 at 11 a.m. Memorial services will follow.