Vince was born in Oil City, Venango County, Pa. He was class president at Oil City High School and obtained a scholarship to Princeton. At Princeton he boxed, ran track, and was in Whig-Clio, the band, and the Gateway Club. During World War II he was a first lieutenant fighter pilot in the 8th Army Air Force in England and Germany. He majored in economics and graduated cum laude. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Vince earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

In 1949 Vince joined Rohm & Haas as a junior accountant. He was sent to France to start the first Rohm & Haas plant abroad, and to England to manage the company’s agricultural-chemical operations. From there he became director of European operations.

He moved back to Philadelphia and assumed control of company operations in Latin America and the Pacific, then became head of Rohm & Haas. He received many awards over the years and created a post at Harvard, the Vincent L. Gregory Chair of Cancer Research.

Vince died June 3, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; son, Greg; granddaughters Melanie and Emma; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Undergraduate Class of 1945