Princetonians were very much interested to see in the published announcement of appointments by President Woodrow Wilson ’79, those of two former Princeton athletes to important posts in the government service; that Samuel H. Thompson, Jr., ’97, well remembered as “Shy” Thompson of the ’95 and ’96 varsity football teams, now a leading member of the Denver bar, had been selected by President Wilson as the Assistant Attorney-General of the United States, and that William W. Roper ’02, varsity end and later Director of Athletics at Princeton, now a member of the Philadelphia bar and prominent in Pennsylvania politics, had received the President’s appointment as Appraiser of the Port of Philadelphia.

This was originally published in the April 23, 1913 issue of PAW.