Coming to Princeton from Portsmouth Priory, where he captained the football team, Dick continued his gridiron prowess, playing three years with the 150-pound Tigers, as well as three years on the lacrosse team. He majored in economics, served on the UGC, and was a proud member of Ivy Club, representing “The Vine” at meetings of the Right Wing Club. In 1959 Navy ROTC (Marine option) offered Dick his first employment, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., to which he took his August bride, Katherine Good.
Returning to St. Louis after service, Dick started his lifetime career in finance as a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch. After 10 years he moved to First National Bank of St. Louis (later Centerre Bank), eventually becoming president and CEO. From there he organized a venture-capital partnership, Gateway Mid-America Partners.
In the 1980s, Dick served as the head fundraiser for Senators Jack Danforth ’58 and Kit Bond ’60 while also serving as the Annual Giving chair for the St. Louis region. He sat on the board of trustees of Washington University in St. Louis for many years, retiring with emeritus status.
Dick is survived by his wife, Katherine; his children, Flynn, Nini ’84, and Katie; his sister, Kathleen; and three grandchildren. We have sent condolences.