Bill Cox, of New Canaan, Conn., a well-known yachtsman and sailing innovator, died of congestive heart failure at age 82 on Oct. 2, 1995. He leaves his wife, Libby, his son, Bill Jr. '63, daughters Barbara Lane and Elizabeth, and two granddaughters.

Bill joined our class from Exeter. He majored in psychology and graduated cum laude. He belonged to Quadrangle Club and was editor of the Prince. He roomed with Palmer Hutchison, Jack Kephart, and John McKain, none of whom are now living. Bill married Elizabeth Harben soon after graduation. He was a naval officer in WWII with duty at Banana River and Port Everglades, Fla.

Always very active in small-boat racing and design and youth activities, Bill retired in 1964 from Conde-Nast Publications as business manager, and skippered the 12-meter yacht American Eagle in the America's Cup trials. He won numerous yachting championships, organized and coached youth activities, and wrote extensively for yachting publications. Noroton Yacht Club was his headquarters as a consultant.

Our class Tiger Award for distinguished achievement went to Bill in 1955. He served on the class executive committee and was active in many alumni causes. We mourn the passing of this distinguished classmate, and send heartfelt sympathy to Libby and the family.

The Class of 1935

Undergraduate Class of 1935