Born in San Marino, Calif., Ken came to Princeton from the American Community School in Beirut, Lebanon. At Princeton, he majored in politics and was in the Army ROTC. He played rugby, was a member of the freshman soccer team, and joined Cloister Inn. He roomed with Aldo Vandermolen. After graduation, Ken served in the Army and was a Reserve officer from 1962 to 1968.
Ken’s love of travel and interest in world affairs led him to a 30-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency. His work took him to various posts around the world, including Rio de Janeiro, Vietnam, Sao Paulo, Lisbon, and Mexico City. Between tours, he attended graduate school at American University.
Ken retired from government service in 1991 and settled in Southern California. He kept busy working as a consultant, and in the mid-2000s worked at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library assisting the archivists in cataloging the presidential papers.
Ken loved physical challenges. He was a marathon runner (completing the Los Angeles, New York, and Marine Corps marathons), a parachutist, and a skier. In later years he took up ultralight flying.
He is survived by his wife, Vickie; four daughters; and five grandchildren, to all of whom the class offers sincere condolences.