He came to us from Petersburg, Va., where his Army father was then stationed. At Princeton, where his father was in the Class of 1914, Bill majored in SPIA and was a member of Whig-Clio, the St. Paul Society, and Prospect Club. After graduation, he went on to enroll in the graduate history department at Columbia.
After two years in the Army, he entered Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Armed with his graduate degree, he spent two years teaching at the Ligonier School, in Pennsylvania, and then joined St. Paul’s School, in Concord, N.H., in its history department. He taught history there for the rest of his career, retiring after 40 years as chair of the history department.
In addition to teaching history, Bill had a number of academic achievements. In our 25th-reunion yearbook, he mentioned that his second book was on Greek history, and that he was taking a sabbatical, with Ann, to pursue some anthropological interests.
Bill is survived by his wife, Ann, and three children, Julia, Elinor, and Henry.