Owen died Feb. 7, 2021. He graduated from West High School in Madison, Wis., where he was president of the student senate and state tennis champion, in addition to playing basketball.

At Princeton he was a member of Ivy Club, graduated cum laude, and majored in engineering. He was named to Tau Beta Pi, the engineering equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa. As a graduate, he was presented with the Class of 1956 Distinguished Classmate Award, one of only 35 selected to date.

Owen had a long-term relationship with Princeton, serving on the advisory council of the economics department and later as a member of the advisory board of the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies.

In 1961 Owen founded Capital Formation Counselors, dedicated to his belief in helping large family-owned businesses as the foundation for the strength of our country. He was on the boards of the Mennen Co. and GOPAC. He was also a trustee of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

Words cannot fully describe the impact and accomplishments of this remarkable leader.

Owen is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Susan, a true partner in his life and work.

Class Year: 
Undergraduate Class of 1956