Grey died of cancer Nov. 2, 2005, at Inova Alexandria (Va.) Hospital.
Born in Atlantic City, Grey attended the Peddie School, where he was president of the student body. At Princeton, Grey majored in politics, swam and rowed, and participated in Orange Key, Whig-Clio, and Army ROTC. He also joined Charter Club, where he served on the bicker committee.
Following Army service, Grey graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1963 and served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia and then as a deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Division. In 1973 he became general counsel of the Navy and received the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award.
In 1977 he founded Lewis, Kominers & James, a D.C. law firm. He was later a partner with McDermott, Will & Emery, and subsequently practiced privately, specializing in government contract matters.
Grey is survived by his wife, Carolyn Groves Lewis, whom he married in 1977; a daughter, Amy Gambill, from his first marriage to Sherry Willis, which ended in divorce; and by three children from his second marriage, Leslie, Peter, and Sarah; to all of whom we express our sympathies.