Arthur died Aug. 3, 2020, in Edgartown, Mass. He was 83.

He came to Princeton from the Kent School and was preceded at Princeton by his grandfather Yorke Allen 1894, great-grandfather John Findlay 1858, uncle Yorke Allen Jr. 1936, and Archibald Irwin Findlay 1818.

At Princeton he was on varsity crew, a member of Colonial Club, and majored in history. He roomed with Jock Brooks, Chris Brookfield, Paul Hicks, Guy Pope, Phil Smith, Harry Rulon-Miller, Allan Rodgers, and George Bischof.

Arthur married Mary Stewart Hammond and they lived in Princeton from 1971 to 1979 before moving to New York City. His career was in New York City, managing money for people, except for a dozen years running a publishing company.

Arthur was one of the greats: unique, original, honorable, ethical, truthful, wise, compassionate, ornery, always considerate of others, an old-school gentleman with a mind open to new ways of thinking and seeing, cranky, able to turn difficult situations into laughter with his erudition and quirky, quick wit. A gifted orator, he reveled in opportunities to conduct auctions to raise money for charities, or to toast friends and loved ones (occasionally in Latin or Greek). He loved languages, history, art, music, ballet, sailing, architectural preservation, and the preservation of this Earth. Wise and charming, he made people feel special and he never forgot a name.

Arthur is survived by Mary Stewart, their daughter, and two grandsons. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.

Undergraduate Class of 1958