Frank died June 3, 2018.

He joined us after studying at Wyoming Seminary. At Princeton he ate at Elm and majored in SPIA. He roomed with Tom Herbert and wrestled on the junior varsity team. After Navy service Frank earned an MBA from Harvard in 1955 and was taken on as a Foreign Service officer with duty in the Congo upon its independence.

His lengthy obituary in The Washington Post calls him “a soft-spoken but hard-driving crisis manager for six presidents whose reputation as a tamer of federal bureaucracies led to stints as secretary of defense, national security adviser, and deputy CIA director.”

Frank also had an illustrious record after leaving the government — he became chairman of the Carlyle Group, Nortel Networks, Neurogen Corp., and Infraworks.

Frank is survived by his wife, Marcia, and his children, Karen, Frank IV, and Kristin. The class sends its best to them, along with appreciation of Frank’s extraordinary military and government service for our nation.

Class Year: 
Undergraduate Class of 1952

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