He came to Princeton in 1959 from Gilman School in Baltimore, where he graduated cum laude and was a class officer. He was a standout wrestler, All-State tackle in football, and winner of the city’s Unsung Hero award. At Princeton he played football and lacrosse, belonged to Tiger Inn, and majored in philosophy, graduating with honors. A member of NROTC, he then joined the Marines, finishing first in his class at Quantico. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam.
After graduating from the University of Maryland Law School, Carroll moved to New York, beginning his career as a litigator at Sullivan & Cromwell. In 1977 he co-founded a law firm that merged 10 years later with Morrison & Foerster. He was a pioneer in promoting arbitration and served as chair of arbitration committees for several significant bar associations. In 1997 Carroll was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. He joined the Brooklyn Parkinson’s Group, refocusing his attention to advocate for people with Parkinson’s.
The class offers its condolences to his wife, Helena; his children, Eva and Max, and their spouses; and his grandson, Kai.