Mike died peacefully Nov. 16, 2018, of respiratory illness. Disciplined and dedicated, Mike was beloved for his wry wit, his kindnesses, and his sincerity.
He had a long career with the Central Intelligence Agency, serving in Paris, Stockholm, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, and Washington. His last posting was in Paris, and upon retirement in 1998 he and his wife, Lee, stayed there for three years before returning to Maryland. After the 9/11 attacks he came out of retirement for a decade to train intelligence officers.
The son of an Army officer, Mike grew up across the United States and overseas and graduated from Mt. Vernon (Va.) High School, where he met Lee and was class president. At Princeton he majored in American civilization, wrote his thesis on Hemingway, played freshman football and three years of lacrosse, and belonged to Cottage Club. His roommates were Gouldin, Art Hyland, Kent, and McCaughey. After college he married, taught English in Milan, served in the Air Force, studied in Holland, worked in Indonesia, then joined the CIA.
Mike is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lee; daughters Kerry McBride and Meg Martin; granddaughters Kayla and Anissa Martin; brothers Neil and Rick; and brother-in-law Don Williams. He was predeceased by daughter Meredith Virginia McBride. The class shares its sorrow with the family.