He grew up in Madison, N.J., graduating from the local high school as valedictorian while captaining the baseball team and editing the newspaper. At Princeton he graduated summa cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School with election to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned three letters in track running the 600 and 440, ate at Tiger Inn, and roomed senior year with Larry Frank and Bob Bedford. He earned a law degree at Harvard and after a stint in the Army National Guard, began a more than 30-year career at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, becoming a partner in the banking and international finance group. He spent seven years in Asia, running the firm’s Hong Kong office and founding and running its Singapore office.
Following retirement from the firm, he was active in local New Jersey historical societies focusing on the American Revolution and tutored disadvantaged youth for a community organization in Newark. He was a dedicated runner and competed in New Jersey senior track meets well into his 70s.
Dave’s service to Princeton was exceptional: He served as president of the Alumni Association, chairman of the Alumni Council, and twice as president of our class, earning the Class of 1964 Spirit Award. Dave was a true gentleman, widely admired for his keen intellect, integrity, generosity, kindness, patience, and loyalty.
The class extends our condolences to Dave’s wife of 52 years, Stephanie; their daughters, Karin ’91 and Christine; eight grandchildren; and sister Susan.