Nick was born in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., and came to Princeton after studying at the Darrow School and the Lawrenceville School. He joined Cap and Gown and majored in the School of Public and International Affairs. He was president of the Nassoons and sang in the Freshman Octet and the Chapel Choir.

After military service, Nick did graduate work at Princeton and Columbia and then entered the U.S. Foreign Service. After two years in Washington, he spent two years in Amman, Jordan; and two years in the Hague, the Netherlands. After that he spent time studying Swahili before becoming political officer at the American Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and then American Consul in Oran, Algeria.

Taking early retirement from the foreign service in 1980, Nick went to work with Derek Price ’54, who had recently become president of the J.W. McConnell Foundation. In retirement, he lived in a continuing-care retirement community in Hanover, N.H.

Nick died Jan. 26, 2024, and is survived by three children and three grandchildren.

Undergraduate Class of 1953