At Princeton he was a politics major, graduated cum laude, was active in the Student Federalists, and belonged to Charter. He roomed with Bill Cobb and Cliff Starrett.
He married Judith Alexander in 1953, graduated from Columbia Law School in 1954, and served in the Army from 1954 to 1956.
Steve was co-founder of the law partnership Meyner and Wiley and later a founding partner of Wiley, Malehorn, Sirota & Raynes. He also established First Morris Bank & Trust, now Provident Financial Services; and Morris Cablevision, now part of Cablevision.
Steve served in the New Jersey legislature from 1972 to 1977 as the first Democratic senator from Morris County in 60 years and later ran for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1985. While in the legislature, he chaired the education committee.
Steve died Oct. 8, 2015, at home in Shelburne, Vt. He was predeceased by a son, Matthew; brothers Jack and Andrew ’45; and his sister, Margaret Anderson.
At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, Judith, who died March 11, 2017; and his brother Joseph, who died Feb. 21, 2017. He is survived by children Jonathan, Katharine Laud, and Benjamin, and five grandchildren.