He came to Princeton from the Bronx High School of Science and majored in chemistry, but decided in his senior year that his true calling led elsewhere. Having worked as an industrial chemist for a year after graduation, Howie then went to law school at Columbia and spent the rest of his working life in the law. He was at various times a private practitioner, a federal prosecutor, and a law professor. He also engaged in teaching and in translating, writing, and editing. Howie was deeply devoted to Princeton and to our class and worked to advance the interests of both.
At 60 Howie had an overwhelming spiritual encounter at an Episcopal church in Tucson. This led him, after much study and reflection, to his baptism at 63 in the Episcopal Church, an extraordinary blessing for which he was profoundly grateful. Howie remained active in the church for the rest of his life, including service for many years on the vestry of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Fairlee, Vt.
Howie is survived by his wife of almost 18 years, Margaret Gilmore. To Margaret and to Howie’s many friends, the class extends its deepest sympathy and sincere condolences.