Jim died Sept. 4, 2012, at his daughter’s home in Wilton, Conn., after a long illness.
Jim prepared at Millburn (N.J.) High School and was accepted to Princeton at the same time he received his draft notice. He served in the Army in the European theater and received a Silver Star, French Croix de Guerre, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. Jim was discharged in 1945, entered Princeton the following year, and graduated in 1949. At Princeton he received the Herald Tribune Prize for his thesis on the Dewey/Truman campaign.
After graduation he joined J.P. Morgan in its trust and investment department. He worked there until his retirement in 1988, except for the mid ’70s when he moved to the bank’s London Office (now Morgan Guaranty Trust Co). While there he managed the Bin Laden family account as well as accounts in Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, and the United Arab Emirates. After seven years he returned to the New York office.
During retirement Jim was involved with the English-Speaking Union and the Pilgrims, and found much pleasure in theater and opera.
Jim married Sarah Levis in 1958. They divorced in 1960, and he married Margaret Peale, who died in 1989. The class extends deepest sympathy to Jim’s daughter, Sarah, who took such wonderful care of her father.