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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Wellington Koo family and the MacJannet School c1927

Wellington Koo family and the MacJannet School

 A recent Sunday New York Times (10/4) included a note (Bill Cunningham section) about Mrs. (Juliana) Wellington Koo.  She is 110 years old (not a typo—that is one-hundred and ten years old!).  She is the widow of Wellington Koo, whose 2 sons attended the MacJannet School in Paris. (more at ) page 61.

She attended and danced at a birthday party given by her daughter, Genevieve Young (age 85).  250 guests attended the event at the Pierre Hotel.  Juliana Koo plays mah-jongg three times a week with her friends.  She says her motto is, “Every day is a good day”  according to the NYT article.

Wellington Koo  (1888-1985) graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University in 1908.  (more at ). He later served as Prime Minister of China,