Jim prepared for Princeton at Newark Academy. At Princeton he majored in politics, played varsity basketball, and was on the class baseball team. He served on the Nassau Sovereign board and was a member of Cannon Club.
After graduating from Princeton, Jim joined the Army in the 43rd Infantry Division as a first lieutenant. He saw fighting in the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and the Philippines and was awarded the Bronze Star.
Following the war, Jim earned a law degree from Rutgers Law School and spent his career as a labor-relations attorney. He met the love of his life, Mary, after passing the New York bar. They married in 1950 and raised three daughters. The family moved from Montclair, N.J., to Princeton in 1969, which allowed Jim to stay engaged with his alma mater all his life.
Jim is survived by Mary; children Cynthia and her husband, Rene Milo, Diana and her husband, Paul Magnin ’77, and Jennifer and her husband, Bernard Wharton; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.