Born in Baltimore, he prepared for Princeton at the Gilman School. He chose history as his major and was our first class president. A member of Ivy Club, he served as a member of the Undergraduate Council and the Undergraduate Honor Committee and played football, lacrosse, and basketball.
After graduation, he started teaching English at St. George’s School in Middletown, R.I. Growing up in a family in medicine, he began taking pre-med courses and was accepted to and graduated from Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1962. After postgraduate training at the University of Kentucky, he became one of the founding members of the Medical Clinic of Houston. He later became an associate clinical professor at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston, and the University of Texas School of Medicine. He was honored with many teaching awards.
Upon retiring to New England, he continued to practice with Harbor Medical in Scituate, Mass., until he retired in 2011, but he still dedicated his time in a volunteer clinic. He was an active tennis player throughout his life and also played lacrosse. He served on the National Lacrosse Foundation board for three years.
John is survived by Gertraude, his loving wife of 41 years; his children Robin, Susan, John IV, and Ashley; and three grandchildren. The class extends its condolences for their loss.