He came to us from Mercersburg Academy, where he was active in football, swimming, and tennis. He majored in economics, was vice president and treasurer of Cap and Gown Club, participated in varsity swimming, and had a special interest in sailing. After graduating, he served for three years in the Marines.
Jim started his career at Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh and then became an investment banker at Parker/Hunter, where for 41 years he specialized in IPOs.
As a lifelong Chautauquan, he was committed to lifelong learning and instilled this in all his children and grandchildren. He was a devoted Princetonian, deeply involved in Class of 1954 and University affairs. A gentleman with a strong sense of mischief and a delightfully keen sense of humor, he prided himself on growing the largest heirloom tomatoes possible.
Jim was a member of Fox Chapel Golf Club for more than 56 years.
He was predeceased in 1969 by his first wife Jane, affectionately known as “Miss Janey” from her many years hosting the Romper Room show on WTAE in Pittsburgh. Jim is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kathleen Braham; children James Jr., Elizabeth, Kathryn, and Andrew; and eight grandchildren.