Edward Lawrence Katzenbach III, retired teacher of debate, English, and history, died Aug. 12, 1997, at Georgetown Medical Center of complications of diabetes. He was 53.
Larry graduated from Sidwell Friends School, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton, and took his law degree at Harvard School of Law. At Princeton, he joined Colonial Club, was active in campus politics, and chaired the European affairs committee of the Intl. Relations Council. He served two years in the Peace Corps and taught a modern novel course at Walpole Maximum Security Prison while attending law school. Larry then taught for 23 years at St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H., with brief interludes at Deerfield Academy and in Barcelona, Spain. In retirement, Larry later taught poetry, essay writing, and world history as a volunteer at Mt. Vernon College in Washington, D.C.
Larry was perhaps best known as a debate coach. Under his leadership St. Paul's School won more than twice as many trophies as did all the other New England Prep Schools combined. He was the founder and president of the Debating Assn. of New England until the end of 1994.
His mother, Maude, daughter Allita Margaret, sister Matilda, and brother Eldridge survive Larry. To each of them the class extends its deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1966