At Phillips Andover Academy he engaged in golf, debating, and sports management, which he continued to pursue at Princeton.
At Princeton Dan majored in history and joined Cap and Gown Club. After service as an intelligence officer in the Army Security Agency, he took over his family’s lumber-manufacturing business. After selling it he volunteered for President Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign and became advance man and special assistant to the president and director of presidential personnel in the Nixon White House. He became COO of the Small Business Administration in President Gerald Ford’s administration and returned to the private sector as partner in the Washington office of Deaver and Hannaford, a national public-relations firm. His fourth, final, and favorite career was as CEO of the National Venture Capital Association from 1977 to 2000. He and his wife, Nancy, lived in Potomac, Md., and Stuart, Fla.
During the early years in Portland, Ore., Dan served with distinction as regional director for Princeton’s Annual Giving. He was proud of the successes in his four careers and remained an avid sports fan and follower of politics throughout his life.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; six children; five stepchildren; and 27 grandchildren.