Jeffrey Land Carples died Dec. 23, 1994, at his home in N.Y.C. of complications resulting from AIDS. He was also a resident of Philmont, N.Y.
Jeffrey was born Nov. 11, 1951, in West Hartford, Conn., and attended Conrad H.S. At Princeton he was very active in extracurricular activities, and served as president of the undergraduate assembly in his senior year. He graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School with a degree in public affairs and then began a 20-year career that was largely devoted to the issues of homelessness and health care.
Jeffrey spent most of these years as a government official in N.Y.C. Among the most recent positions he held were those of acting commissioner of the Dept. of Homeless Services during the administration of Mayor David N. Dinkins; v.p. of The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia Univ.; and chief of staff of its president, Joseph A. Califano Jr. He was also active in gay politics, and was one of the founders of the New York Political Action Council, a nonpartisan organization of gay men and women.
To his companion, Richard Orient; mother, Florence Land Carples, and brothers, David and Steven, the class extends a deep and heartfelt sympathy. We acknowledge the loss of one of those among us who was committed to making this world a better place.
The Class of 1973