A Hotchkiss graduate, at Princeton he majored in psychology, worked for WPRU, was active in Theatre Intime, and belonged to Campus. His father was in the Class of 1926.
Following graduation from the University of Virginia Law School in 1953, he joined a Connecticut law firm. In 1960 he became an assistant to the U.S. ambassador who was heading a delegation to the Disarmament Conference in Geneva. After three years in Switzerland, he came back to a senior banking position in Greenwich. He returned to private practice in 1986.
He married Natashia Boissevain in 1982, and they enjoyed an adventurous life and entrepreneurship until her death in 2005. They created the American Fitness Institute in 1989. He also co-founded Genesis Aviation to manage commercial aircraft assets.
Dick loved golf and rarely missed personal fitness training sessions. He believed in community engagement, serving on boards of many local institutions, and was a founding member of the Greenwich Land Trust.
Dick married Phoebe Ballard in 2009. The two delighted in travel and time with their combined families. Phoebe survives him, as does his first wife and their five children and eight grandchildren.