He was born in Indianapolis Aug. 17, 1946. He prepared at Taft, where he was an editor of the school paper and captain of the debating team. At Princeton, he majored in history and ate independently, rooming with Padgitt and Lewis. He was active in the Evangelical Fellowship, Whig-Clio, and the Flying Club. His graduation followed those of his father, Nelson ’43, and grandfather Sylvester 1906.
After Princeton, Larry served on active duty in the Marine Corps and later in the reserves. He had an interesting and varied career, including working as a roughneck in oil drilling, smokestack steeplejack, long-haul truck driver, as well as working in commercial real estate for a period of time. A good athlete in his younger years, Larry had special interests in basketball, golf, and running. He enjoyed watching all sports and was a fount of information and statistics.
Larry was predeceased by his wife, Mary Jane. He is survived by sister Molly Barbee, brother Jefferson Johnson, as well as three nephews and one niece. To them, the class extends its profound sympathies.