Born in Albany, N.Y., Peter attended the Albany Academy from kindergarten through 12th grade. At Princeton he joined Cottage Club and majored in politics. He claimed backgammon and bridge as his principal sports interests.

Peter went to the University of Michigan Law School, where he met Quenby (Michigan ’61) in his first week. Peter and Quenby married on his law-school graduation day in 1963. Peter served in the Army National Guard and the Navy Reserves until 1969. Meanwhile, he began practicing law with a major New York City law firm until beginning his own practice as Williamson & Shoeman in 1969. From 1981 until his retirement in 2016, Peter practiced law independently in Bronxville, N.Y.

He spent his later years traveling, golfing, and at his true love, sailing. For many years he chaired the race committee of the Shelter Island Yacht Club. Quenby died in 2007. Peter died Jan. 24, 2020, of complications of cancer. He is survived by children Whitney ’89 and Matt ’91 and five grandchildren. They have our sincere sympathy.

Beyond his bonhomie and numerous friendships, perhaps Peter’s greatest contribution to ’60 was Quenby, who conceived and designed our great 30th-reunion jacket, replacing our unloved 25th uniform, earning lasting cheers and awards, and inspiring the Quenby Williamson Class of 1960 award for best reunion uniform in the P-rade.

Undergraduate Class of 1960