At 103, oldest college alumnus

Myron Steves 34C liked to say he received a lot of credit just for having lived a long time. Steves died August 29, seven weeks to the day after celebrating his 103rd birthday.

Born in Atlanta in 1912, Steves studied history at Emory, funding his education during the Great Depression working at a library,
a movie palace, and the Emory University Hospital emergency room. He graduated in 1934 and began a forty-five-year career in insurance.

Steves was an accomplished whistler and ballroom dancer with his wife, and loved traveling around the world. He swam laps at the Briar Club, a private club in Houston, and worked out at the Pilates studio twice a week until he was 102. When asked about his secret to longevity, he would typically reply, “Well, I haven’t died yet.” 

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