At Princeton he rowed crew, worked on The Daily Princetonian, and was a member of Colonial Club. During the war he was a forward observer in the field artillery, 33rd Army Division, in Luzon and Japan. He saw combat in the Philippines and held the rank of captain. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton, earned a law degree from Washington University and joined the St. Louis firm of Lewis & Rice, where he became managing partner.
He was president of the St. Louis Higher Education Center, a trustee of Princeton, president of the board of St. Louis Country Day School, director of St. Luke’s Hospital and Seabury Western Seminary, treasurer of the Episcopal Archdiocese of Missouri, president of the board of Grace Hill House, senior warden on the vestry of the Church of St. Michael and St. George, and director of the Mallinckrodt Foundation, Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, and The Charless Home.
Charlie died Dec. 20, 2019, in his sleep. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Jane Weissenberger. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Cynthia; his son, Charles; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Relatives who have graduated from Princeton are Thad T. Hutcheson Jr. ’63, Houghton B. Hutcheson ’68, Erich G. Weissenberger Jr. ’68, and Jeanne E.W. Wolschina ’93.