He graduated from Brooklyn Poly Prep, where he ran cross country and track, and was a class officer. Originally entering with the Class of ’66, he spent most of his college years with the Class of ’67. He wrote his thesis, “A Review of the Problem of the Genesis of Clauconite,” for Professor Holland of the geology department. Ted lived senior year at 622 1915 Hall and was a member of Terrace Club.
In 1968 Ted volunteered for the Army and was sent to El Paso for Vietnamese language study. He was assigned to interrogator training and went to Saigon with the Military Intelligence Corps.
After military service Ted graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1974. He was regarded as one of New York’s foremost experts on worker’s compensation and employee-disability law, authoring dozens of legal articles.
He married Diane Kinslow (St. John’s Law School ’79) in 1982 in the Princeton Chapel, and they began their own firm. He suffered a stroke in 2005, necessitating a switch to a private consultancy practice.
Ted retained a love of running all his life and a passion for geology, World War II history, the study of animals, and the Scottish bagpipe. He visited 2,000 United States counties, keeping maps and journals.
Ted’s death silenced a wonderfully eclectic and adventurous man.