He grew up in Farmingdale, N.Y., and attended Deerfield, where he played soccer and was on the varsity swimming team during his senior year.
Bill started at Princeton with the Class of ’62 and commenced a major in chemical engineering, but in his junior year he switched majors to economics and transferred to the Class of ’64. Bill joined the Sport Diving Club and was house chairman of Key and Seal Club.
After Princeton Bill earned an MBA from Harvard in 1966 and then began a career of over 25 years at Grumman Corp., the diversified aerospace company co-founded by Bill’s father before World War II. Bill became president of its environmental management subsidiary, then was assistant to the chairman of the board and CEO, and ultimately became director of the company’s Southeast region, which took him to Atlanta in 1978.
Bill and his wife, Barbara, were married in 1971 and had two children, Rebecca and William T. III (Tad). After retirement, Bill continued his involvement in many community activities, including Atlanta Rotary and Interfaith Outreach Home. He and Barbara engaged in extensive international travelas well.
We extend the class’s condolences to Barbara, Rebecca, and Tad.