Son of Dudley F. Fowler 1913, he came to Princeton from St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire. At Princeton, he majored in economics, worked as an engineer for WPRB, and joined Quadrangle Club. Senior year he roomed with Hal Brayman, Harris Colt, Bob King, John MacKay, and Henry Elliott.
Gordon met Molly Rulon-Miller, a Smith College graduate, while in prep school, and shortly after college graduation they married in 1957. They had two sons, Gordon Jr. and Douglas.
Gordon Sr. earned a master’s degree in economics at Columbia University in 1958 and then worked in the investment field for Cigna and its predecessor companies in Hartford, Conn., until retirement as a vice president. The family lived for many years in West Hartford, Conn., where he was president of the Taxpayers Association. He also served on the board of Cedar Hill Foundation, and after moving to Duncaster Retirement Community in Bloomfield, Conn., served on its board of directors.
Gordon is survived by his wife, two sons, and four grandchildren.