Dave prepared for Princeton at the Landon School in Bethesda, Md. He majored in history, was a member of Colonial Club, and participated in the advisee project. Dave roomed with Quartie Clothier and Ron Fraser all four years, and they maintained close lifetime friendships. Quartie recalls bonding with Dave when they both flunked golf in the required freshman-year physical-education class.
He served in the Army from 1954 to 1956 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1959. He worked as an attorney in the Justice Department during the Kennedy administration, was a partner at the Clifford & Warnke law firm for many years, and spent the remaining 15 years in his own private practice.
An avid outdoorsman, he introduced his children to camping and skiing when they were young, a legacy they treasure. There was no happier place for Dave than sailing his boat, Retriever III, which was docked in Oxford, Md., where he spent much of his retirement.
Dave was predeceased by his first wife, Deborah Wildes. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Bean Reynolds Granger; six children; eight grandchildren; a sister; and a brother. He lost two sons at early ages.