Doug died Dec. 25, 2004.
Born in Hot Springs, Va., Doug came to Princeton from the Lawrenceville School. He rowed freshman heavyweight crew, studied pre-med, and was a member of Charter Club. Most of all, Doug liked to laugh. His roommates and close friends included Gene Brissie, Wayne Smith, and Jim Todd, and Dave Updegraff '74. After Princeton Doug studied biochemistry at Penn State and earned a medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. After his residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, he practiced in Boiling Springs and Shelby, N.C., and in 1991 moved to Cornelius, N.C., where he was in the Lakeside Family Practice Group at the time of his death.
Doug was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed many years of coaching his sons' teams, including several champion soccer teams, and pursued tennis and daily jogging. He received numerous professional honors and awards for medical service to his North Carolina community.
Doug is survived by his wife, Robin Stern Briggs, whom he wed in 1977; sons Charles Samuel and Andrew Michael; a brother, Frank Briggs; a sister, Kingsley Eaton; and their families. The class sends its condolences to them and to Doug's many friends.
The Class of 1972