Always a standout at 6 feet 7 inches tall, Tex came to Princeton from Highland Park High School near Dallas. He was a member of Quadrangle Club and a sports photographer for the Prince. He was a rare classmate with a car.
After two years motorcycling around Europe and the Middle East and traveling through India and Nepal, and earning a law degree, Tex joined the Foreign Service. Upon his assignment to Buenos Aires in 1977, he became a human-rights saint, uncovering thousands of disappearances and murders of Argentinians deemed dissidents by the military regime. He filed 13,500 complaints of human-rights violations, putting him and his family at great risk almost daily. At the time his reports were not well-received by some at the State Department who preferred to promote commercial relations. We will never know how many lives he saved. Two decades later the State Department awarded Tex its highest medal for his work in Argentina.
Tex is survived by Jeanie, his wife and soulmate of 53 years; three children; and two grandchildren. As one of our most unforgettable classmates, he is remembered for his great sense of humor, his commitment to justice, and his perpetual connectedness with all of us.