The class lost one of its most well-rounded and accomplished members when John died March 17, 2011, after a long and courageous struggle with pulmonary fibrosis.
At Princeton, John majored in philosophy. After graduation, he received a master’s degree from the University of Sussex in England and a law degree from the University of Chicago.
John had a long and distinguished career as a partner in the prominent New York City law firm of Dewey Ballantine, where he specialized in securities, antitrust, and bankruptcy law. He represented AT&T in its landmark antitrust case and argued before the Supreme Court in Randall v. Loftsgarden.
Retiring in 1996, John moved to Litchfield County, Conn. He was chairman of the board of the Washington Montessori School and the Federation Foundation of the Jewish Communities of Western Connecticut. He also served on the New Milford Sewer Commission and Roxbury Zoning Commission.
A recreational mathematician, he wrote a column for the Litchfield County Times. He was a woodworker, fly-fisherman, and avid bridge player.
The class extends its condolences to John’s widow, Judith; his sons, David and Michael; and his daughter, Julia.