He prepared for Princeton at St. Paul’s School, where he participated in baseball, hockey, and publications.
Monte concentrated on classics in the Special Program in the Humanities, writing his senior thesis on Virgil’s Aeneid. He joined Ivy Club and participated in the Campus Fund Drive and the Board of Senior Advisers. He played freshman hockey and IAA hockey and baseball.
He earned the degree of Doctor of Juridical Science (the highest law degree) at Harvard.
Monte practiced law for about eight years as associate and partner in the law firm of Kirlin, Campbell & Keating and then served as president, director, chair, or other executive of several corporations, principally in the energy field, and as a venture capitalist.
He is survived by his wife, Mayme; daughter Melinda; son Monte III; grandchildren Herron, Hazel, and Minnie; and his brother, Randall.