Harrison Philip Lindabury III “Phil” served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Summit Free Public Library from March 1998 until his death in October 2006. Phil was a tireless advocate for public library services. In recognition of his contributions to the Summit Library, he was selected as the 2006 Union County Library Volunteer of the Year.
Born in Morristown, NJ, Phil lived in Far Hills and Bernardsville before moving to Summit in 1964. He graduated from Bernards High School in 1956 and Union College, Schenectady, NY in 1960.
An excellent writer, Phil was the editor of the New Providence Dispatch newspaper for two years before joining American Products Company, Inc., in Union, NJ. He worked for the company for over thirty years before retiring as a senior vice president in 1996.
Phil was a voracious reader and loved his frequent visits to the library in search of new books to read. Because he was particularly fond of fiction, and because of his significant contributions as a long-term library trustee and a friend to all, the mezzanine section of the library is dedicated to him.
An avid community volunteer, Phil served on the board of the Clearwater Club and the Vestry of Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit. He co-chaired the local United Way Campaign with his wife Caroline, was Chair of the Manley-Winser Foundation and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and Summit Downtown, Inc.
The Summit Library deeply appreciates the generosity of the Lindaburys over the years.
Many thanks to Adult Services librarian Rebecca Cohan for researching the contributions of the Lindaburys to the Summit Free Public Library and the Summit community.