Dave died Feb. 19, 2014, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He had lived there for nearly 10 years after a long career in the Foreign Service.
Born in 1924 in Harrow, England, Dave attended Gresham’s School and enlisted in England’s Royal Engineers in 1942. In April 1943, he transferred to the U.S. Army, serving in the Office of Strategic Services as a driver and interpreter. In 1945 he entered Princeton, was a member of Terrace Club, majored in economics, and graduated with honors in 1949. In March 1949 he joined the CIA and held a variety of postings home and overseas for the next 28 years. After retirement, he spent 10 years as a homebuilder and developer in the Washington area before moving to Hawaii.
Dave told us that as an undergraduate, he was told by his professor of creative writing “that I would never be able to write!” Despite this, he eventually published five books, including Inside Espionage: A Memoir.
He is survived by his children, Katherine, Mark, Peter, David, and Christopher; and eight grandchildren. The class extends its condolences to Dave’s family.