Jim was born Dec. 1, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to James and Elizabeth Alcorn Hardie. His father was a member of the Class of 1925.

Jim grew up in Point Breeze, Philadelphia, and came to us from Shady Side Academy. At Princeton he majored in history, belonged to the Pre-Law Society, and was a member of Cap and Gown. He roomed with Bill Askin, Loyall Edge, Dave Lowry, Bart Rea, and Keith Schnebly. He married Frances Curtis in 1953, earned a law degree from Harvard in 1954, and became an associate with Reed Smith, a major Pittsburgh law firm. He spent nearly five decades with Reed Smith, was a member of the executive committee, and specialized in securities law.

Jim died April 8, 2018, at home in Fox Chapel, Pa. He was 88. He was survived by his wife, Frances; their children J. Hiller, Janet Harley, Andrew, and Michael; 10 grandchildren; his brother Logan; half-brother Thomas Todd; and sister Elizabeth Forrest. He was predeceased by daughter Rachel Share. The family suggests that contributions in his memory be made to either the Pittsburgh Ballet, 2900 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15241 or to the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh PA 15238.

Undergraduate Class of 1951