He came to Princeton from Oak Park (Ill.) High School, where he played football, basketball, and baseball, and debated. At Princeton Charley joined Dial Lodge and was on its baseball, football, basketball, and golf teams. He majored in chemical engineering and graduated in 1959. He roomed with Bob Wales, Pete Faber, Bob Hamor, Bill Patton, Steve Nicoll, and Ted Parsons. He was in the Navy ROTC program, and after graduation he served as an ensign in the Navy until 1962.
Charley married Cynthia Raught Aug. 13, 1960. They eventually settled in Cincinnati, where their children were born. He earned an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. They moved to Illinois and lived there until he retired in 1999, when they moved to Williamsburg.
Charley was an avid golfer who maintained a single-digit handicap for much of his playing career. He also was a lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers, and after everyone in his immediate family had attended Duke University at one point in their lives, he was a strong supporter of the Duke basketball team.
Charley is survived by his daughter, Anne Whitney Raught Given; his son, Jeffrey Scott Given; and his grandson, Connor Benedict Given. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.