Bill died Dec. 26, 2022.
Born in Alabama, Bill grew up in Plainfield, N.J., and graduated cum laude from the Choate School, where he was active on the literary board of the school newspaper and a member of the glee club. He followed his father William Barrett ’38 and grandfather Hugh Barrett 1908 to Princeton, entering with the Class of ’64.
At Princeton, Bill majored in politics and was a member of Charter Club. He was active with the Highland Singers and the Campus Fund Drive.
After graduation, Bill began a career at J.P. Morgan that would last 33 years, including extended overseas assignments in London and Tokyo. Following retirement, he moved to Brays Island in Sheldon, S.C., but remained active in banking, serving on the board of Morgan Stanley Private Bank.
He was an accomplished woodworker, building beautiful furniture as well as a miniature replica of the family’s London home. He enjoyed crosswords and puzzles of every kind.
Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Penny; daughter Campbell; son Ben; and brothers Pete, Bruce, and Tony, to all of whom the class sends its condolences.