St. Martin’s Episcopal School, near his home in New Orleans, sent us Charlie with credentials in student government and debating. At Princeton he undertook the Special Program in Humanities with emphasis on medieval intellectual studies. He dined at Ivy, managed in Commons, and became a keen rugby player, capping it off by graduating magna cum laude.

Charlie devoted his early postgrad years to work in the shipping business to fund his love of fly fishing in the Pacific Northwest and Rockies in company with classmate and lifelong friend Don Morrow. 

Moving to Dallas in 1964 and getting down to business, Charlie discovered his entrepreneurial instincts. Within a few years’ time he purchased a small, diversified products manufacturer, renamed it APC Industries, moved it to Austin, and developed numerous specialized electrical products. In 1982 he sold the enterprise to 3M Company. 

He then devoted himself to major Austin civic causes and to raising a young family with Christine, whom he married in 1970. Their two daughters gave them three grandchildren. Always keen travelers, in later years Charlie and Christine rented cottages in rural England and France every year and toured local sights widely on country roads, fender benders notwithstanding. 

Charlie died Dec. 29, 2021, with complications of dementia. The class’s sympathy goes to Christine and all the family.

Undergraduate Class of 1960