He was born Sept. 2, 1946, in Bad Kissingen, Germany. He attended Sewanhaka High in Floral Park, N.Y., where he participated in band, soccer, and the Latin Club. At Princeton Brian majored in history and was active in Chapel Choir and Glee Club, and was co-editor of the Whig-Clio bicentennial publication. Brian ate at Terrace and roomed with Dennis Jones and Donald Fineberg his senior year.
After Princeton he earned a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies at Michigan. Among the many places Brian worked were the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and in public relations for companies including St. Regis Paper Co., Treadway Inns, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich publishers, and Hill & Knowlton Strategies. He had a passion for the history and culture of the British Isles, and in 1988 published a book, The Irish-American Almanac and Green Pages.
Brian is survived by his sister, Sally Wyman, and her husband Charles; his niece, Katherine Wyman-Grothem; and nephew David Wyman. To them, the class extends its sympathies.