He came to Princeton from Kentucky Military Institute, where he was active in basketball and water skiing.
At Princeton Jim was stroke on the varsity 150-pound crew that won the Henley Thames Cup in 1956. He majored in architecture and was in ROTC. He roomed with Jim Haugh and was a member of Quadrangle Club. He was a member of the Sports Car Club of America and enjoyed racing sports cars.
After graduation, Jim was in the wholesale liquor and wine business as president of Brown-Kaiser Co. of Louisville, Ky. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves and in 2003 moved with his wife, Joan, to a seaside condominium in Massachusetts.
Jim is survived by Joan, sons James and Charles, two granddaughters, and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother Bob ’55. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.