He grew up in Norfolk, Va., and attended Norfolk Academy. At Princeton Mac majored in history, played freshman baseball, and was a member of Tiger Inn. Mac started at Princeton in 432 Joline Hall with Tom Darling and Craig Tyl. He finished in 11/12 Spelman with the eclectic menagerie of classmates Darling, Tyl, Toy Savage, Michael Gill, Kevin Clancy, Nick Paul, and Randy Barba.
Upon graduation Mac earned a master’s degree and a law degree at the University of Virginia. He resided in Richmond and began his trusts and estates law practice at Mays & Valentine/Troutman Sanders, finishing his career at Virginia Estate & Trust.
Mac loved baseball, Muhammad Ali, writing poetry, Princeton basketball, his home state of Virginia, his family, and his roommates and friends. He was a world-class storyteller, could convincingly argue both sides of any discussion, and had the amazing ability to make the person he was talking to seem like the most important person in the world. Mac was a loyal friend and will be forever remembered for his laughter, warmth, and kindness.
Mac is survived by his wife of 43 years, Anne Day Friddell; his children Mac ’06, Ginnie, Francie, and Robert; brothers Rusty ’73 and Winn; and four grandchildren. The class extends condolences to the entire family.