Born in Des Moines, where he lived all of his life, he came to Princeton from Roosevelt High School. At Princeton he majored in history, ate at Campus, played in the band, was a DJ at WPRB, and was a member of the Westminster Foundation, Whig-Clio, Young Republicans, and the Pre-Law Society. Senior year he roomed with Jack Bright, Jerry O’Neill, and John Douw.
Following Michigan Law School, he clerked for a judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals before embarking on a 51-year career with the Davis Brown law firm, retiring in 2016. As an attorney he described himself as “jack of all trades, master of none.”
Steve was heavily involved in the Republican Party as state chairman for four years and Republican national committeeman for 20 years, which only scratches the surface of his lifelong involvement in politics, charitable and civic organizations, his church, and more. He was a loyal Tiger and classmate, having been involved in Annual Giving in many ways over the years. A full obituary is available on the class website.
Steve is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dawn; sons JB and Justin; daughter Staci; and their families, which include three grandchildren.