Dave died March 17, 2023, after a 25-year bout with Parkinson’s disease.

Son of Lillias and Robert Hinshaw ’39 and grandson of John Foster Dulles 1908, Dave grew up in Manhattan and attended St. Bernard’s School. He graduated from The Hill School, where he was on the soccer team. At Princeton, he belonged to Charter Club, played soccer all four years, and majored in history.

In 1968, he earned an MBA from Columbia. He enlisted in the Army, serving for a year in Vietnam, where his duties included flying helicopters to distribute confidential codes and equipment to units in vulnerable areas along the Cambodian border. His decorations included the Bronze Star Medal.

Returning to New York City, Dave worked as a legal researcher for the Norton Rose and Flemming Zulack law firms. For more than a decade he worked tirelessly for the New York County Lawyers Association’s Committee on the Federal Courts. When he retired, the association established the annual David Y. Hinshaw Award in his honor.

After Parkinson’s disease forced Dave into retirement, he left New York City for his home in Atlantic City, N.J.

Dave is survived by his sisters, Janet and Lila; brothers Foster and Robert; and their spouses and children, to all of whom the class extends its condolences.

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Undergraduate Class of 1966