Bill went to school everywhere. As the son of an Army senior officer he attended four high schools, finally graduating from Orleans (France) American High School. Settling down at last, at Princeton Bill served in ROTC, majored in the Woodrow Wilson School, was active in Whig-Clio, and dined at Terrace. In 1963 he earned a law degree at Harvard; he then served two years as an artillery officer in the Army with a tour in Korea. In 1966 he married Valerie and joined E.I. DuPont for a 26-year career in Wilmington, Del., and Sao Paulo, Brazil, in several legal and financial divisions.

Along the way, Bill became a committed conservative. He was long associated with the Conservative Caucus of Delaware and in retirement co-authored a book, Partnering for Performance. He wrote often for publication on neglected values, bungled policies, and misguided initiatives. As online opinion journalism evolved, Bill ultimately instituted a blog,, discussing how to avert an economic meltdown.

Bill died March 22, 2021. He is survived by Valerie and their three daughters and families. Our condolences to them all.

Class Year: 
Undergraduate Class of 1960