Following his father, Gerhard Sr. ’33, he came to Princeton from Sexton High School in Lansing, Mich., where he participated in football, wrestling, and track, and was active in student government. At Princeton, he lettered in wrestling, majored in politics, was active in the Young Democrats, and ate at Cannon. He took the 1960-61 year off, graduating in 1963. On June 30, 1962, he married LeeAnn “Lannie” Monroe. They had two children, Gerhard III and LeeAnn ’89.
Following graduation, he worked at nonprofits, political campaigns, and educational institutes before earning a master’s degree in public policy in 1973 and a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning in 1974 from the University of Michigan. After teaching at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas for three years, he joined Conrail, where he served as vice president. He finished his career as a consultant for CSX Corp. In retirement, Gery and Lannie lived in Savannah, Ga., and then Dallas, enjoying travel and golf.
Lannie died Aug. 15, 2022. Gery is survived by their children, Gerhard III and LeeAnn; and two grandchildren. The class extends its sympathy to all.