Warren was an accomplished physical chemist and Naval officer who graduated from John Burroughs (St. Louis) High School and came to Princeton to study chemical engineering. He joined Terrace, the St. Louis Club, the Flying Club, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He roomed with Biddle Worthington.

After graduation, with election to Phi Beta Kappa, he stayed on to earn a master’s degree in 1953 and was a Monsanto Fellow. That same year he finished Officer Candidate School and began flying as a Navy flight officer on the USS Intrepid. He stayed in the Reserves until 1980, when he retired with the rank of captain.

In 1962 Warren earned a Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, and then began work at DuPont, moving into a variety of senior positions until 1992, when he took up service as a consultant to Chemtex International for two years in China, India, and Eastern Europe.

In retirement, living in Oriental, N.C., Warren pursued local politics, flight instruction, and sailing. His first wife, Karel Punch, died in 1980. Warren died Jan. 21, 2020, leaving his second wife, Kathy Marie Bruce, and children Warren IV, Cynthia, Thomas, David, Lisa, and Michelle. The class sends its best wishes to them with much respect for Warren’s extraordinary professional accomplishment and honorable service to our country.

Graduate memorials are prepared by the APGA.

Undergraduate Class of 1952
Graduate Class of 1953