Jim died Jan. 21, 2002, in Keene, N.H., after a brief illness. At Princeton, he played baseball, hockey, and squash, was an honors graduate in the classics, a member of Theatre Intime, and Cap and Gown Club. After Harvard Law School, Jim taught school.
Following WWII, he published the Keene Sentinel for 39 years. A force in the fields of government reform and social service training, his newspaper successfully campaigned for a wide range of local and state-level causes, including land-use planning, freedom of information, and public services. Jim's belief in the ability of newspapers to help readers make wise decisions about government and society extended beyond Keene.
In the mid-1980s he helped launch the International Center for Journalists.
Jim is survived by his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Carolyn Cobelo and Tsultrim Allione; a son, Thomas S.; a brother, George; nine grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
The Class of 1938