Jimmy came to Princeton from McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn. He majored in economics, joined Quadrangle Club, and roomed senior year with Paul Klingensmith and Alf Law. Jimmy was a proud member of a Southern contingent at Quad, which included Hodding Carter III, Lister Hill, Alf Law, Howard Nelson, and John Stennis. In February 1958, he married Kay Rickman with Howard Nelson as best man. Jimmy and Kay had three children, Kit, James Jr., and Meghan, and subsequently divorced. Kit describes her dad: “He was our rock, steady and calm in a crisis. Always there for us. Loved telling stories about his Princeton days.” Younger brother David also graduated McCallie and Princeton, Class of 1964.

After Princeton, Jimmy was in a family printing business that specialized in promotions for the cosmetics and fragrance industries. In recent years, he was beset by poor health and markedly reduced eyesight, but somehow cheerfully maintained a positive attitude.

Jimmy died Sept. 23, 2023, at age 87 of congestive heart failure. A bright, kind, Southern gentleman, he will be missed.

Undergraduate Class of 1957