Born in London, he came to the States to study at Deerfield. At Princeton he was chairman of the Nassau Lit and a member of the Undergraduate Council and the Memorial Insurance Committee. He belonged to Campus and majored in economics.
Following graduation he worked a year in New York as a stockbroker with Irving Trust. He received a direct commission in the Army and served most of his time in Bavaria, Germany. Upon discharge as a first lieutenant in 1953, he came back to New York, this time working with E.F. Hutton. Upon his father’s death in 1957, he returned to England to take over the family publishing company.
John loved opera, classical music, ballet, and the theater. Regents Park was one of his favorite places, especially its rose garden. Always interested in politics and world affairs, he tested his memory and intellect daily by doing the New York Times crossword.
A devoted Princetonian, John kept us posted on fellow classmates who lived in the UK and Europe.
John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth; two daughters, Deborah and Caroline; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.