Lynn was born in Newark, N.J., Oct. 2, 1931, but grew up in Princeton and came to Princeton University after attending Princeton High School. He was a member of Dial Lodge and majored in biology.
Married before graduation, Lynn went to work immediately after graduating for American Stores Co. in Philadelphia. Feeling he needed more education, that company sent Lynn to Michigan State to acquire an MBA and then sent him for a year each to five phases of their business. Having met IBM representatives at a training conference, Lynn moved to that corporation and was moved from place to place until he arrived in upper Westchester County, N.Y., and went to work for Smith Barney and then for First Boston Corp. He served also as president of the Wall Street Personnel Management Association and chairman of the Securities Industry Association Division of Human Resources.
Retiring in 1987, Lynn moved to the eastern shore of Virginia, where he served on two school boards, a town board, and two state commissions.
Predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Lynn died Feb. 19, 2023. He is survived by four of their five children, nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.