Charlie perished on Sept. 11, 2001, when a hijacked jetliner slammed into 1 World Trade Center, a few yards below his 100th floor office. Charlie prepped at Lawrenceville School. At Princeton, he majored in history, was an active member of Tower Club, Orange Key, Whig-Clio, and the Young Republicans, and roomed with Rick Ferris, Rich Huberman, and Steve Whelan.
After Yale Law School, Charlie joined the NYC law firm of LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & McCrae, specializing in insurance, corporate, and regulatory matters. He then became special counsel to the New York State Assembly Insurance Committee. In 1980, Charlie joined insurance conglomerate Marsh & McLennan, rising to senior vice president. Colleagues noted how Charlie not only provided instant, documented answers to complex issues involving taxes or solvency regulations, but also was gifted in dealing with government officials.
Always possessed of a whimsical streak, Charlie would have said that the high point of his career was producing, directing, and (as Charles Austin) starring in the 1980 horror film Toxic Zombies. In truth, he was devoted to his wife of 22 years, Michelle, and their children, Derek and Maxine. To them and his many friends, the class extends its deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1968