David Hartt Thompson died Oct. 7, 1997. Dave graduated from Northern Highlands Regional H.S. in New Jersey. At Princeton he majored in civil and geological engineering, played varsity football as a linebacker, and was a member of the wrestling team. He later served on various schools committees in New Jersey and Oregon.
Following Princeton, David worked at Brown and Root in New Orleans. He earned his MBA from Stanford, then worked at GATX Leasing and Automatic Data Processing Leasing before becoming CFO of Industrial Leasing, in Portland, Ore., in 1988. In 1991, he purchased PowerTech; in 1995 he acquired and became CEO of Cascade Pacific Industries. While running two companies, Dave developed an outstanding reputation for integrity and character in the Portland business community. He was an active member in his hometown of Tualatin, Ore., in the Presbyterian Lake Grove Church. He was a devoted and loving husband and father whose wit and wisdom will be missed.
To his wife, Patricia, and his children Charles "Chase," Anne Frances, and Margaret Elizabeth, and to all family and friends, the class extends its sympathy and deepest condolences.
The Class of 1973