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An investment adviser in Philadelphia and part-time historian, Edward F. Ripley '50 recently published Shepherd in the Wilderness: Peter Hobart, 1604-1679, A Founder of Hingham Plantation in Massachusetts (University Press of America, 2001).

The book profiles the life of Puritan minister Hobart, providing a view of the political, social, and economic life of 17th-century settlers in the early years of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

A philosophy graduate, Ripley received a master's from Columbia University. He has served as governor of the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and lectures on the New England Colonial Period. He is originally from Cohasset, Mass. Ripley is known for his distinctive 1950 straw hat and 10-inch wide red neck tie that he wears during reunions.

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