He came to us from the Lawrenceville School, where he participated in baseball, band, and the school newspaper The Lawrence. At Princeton his activities included lacrosse, marching band, the Campus Fund Drive, Army ROTC, and IAA sports.
After graduation he earned a law degree from Harvard in 1965. While there he met and married his wife, Leigh, in 1964. They had three children, William Jr., Nancy ’91, and Andrew, but divorced in 2000. Following Harvard, he served in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
After military service he went on to practice law in Baltimore for 56 years, primarily doing estate work. Outside of work he was active in the Episcopal Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. He loved to ski, and his passion for golf led him to move to Florida. He was known for his corny jokes, gentle calm nature, and fine intellect. In 2001 he married Janice Gordon.
Bill is survived by his wife Janice; children William, Nancy, and Andrew; and three grandchildren. The class extends its condolences to all.