Born in Evanston, Ill., he attended New Trier High School. At Princeton he majored in chemistry, belonged to Elm Club, and was in the Glee Club and the Pre-Medical Society. After Princeton Jim earned a medical degree from Case Western Reserve. He interned in pediatrics and medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, served his residency in psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and was a fellow in psychotherapy at Faulkner Hospital.
Jim had a private practice in Brookline for more than 40 years. He also served on the psychiatry staffs at the Brockton and Boston VA medical centers. From 1995 to 2011 he served at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, with appointments at Tufts and then at Harvard Medical School. Jim graduated from the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (BPSI) in 1981 and became a training and supervising analyst in 1995. He held a number of leadership positions at BPSI, including a recent term as president.
Jim’s family was the center of his life, and his death is an unspeakable loss for his wife, Susan; daughter Laura; sons Jeffrey and Peter; and grandchildren Henry and Anne. To them the class extends its profound sympathies.