Tag Archive for 1963

CLASS OF 1963 | 2017 | ISSUE 1

Class of 1963 Endowed Wesleyan Scholarship Fund Benjamin Goldberg ’17, Sociology, Film Studies Gordon Berger has been retired from USC where he taught for 38 years. He had visiting appointments at Claremont Graduate School and UCLA, and describes what he got as “time off for good behavior on a Japan foundation fellowship at the Japanese…

CLASS OF 1963 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

In response to a plea from the Alumni Office for information, Bill McCollum e-mailed a note: “My wife, Janice, and I live in Kansas City. I retired from the practice of law three years ago. We have three children and three grandchildren.” While admiring his brevity, I thought that there might be more there so…

CLASS OF 1961 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

“Thanks for the e-mail,” writes Eric “Swede” Wilson, “to ’nudge’ me to recall some items that may be of interest for the class notes. I am still gainfully employed in my second job as in-house counsel for a Tuscaloosa-based holding company, after retiring from the FBI after 26 years in 1989. Margaret and I continue…

CLASS OF 1963 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

David Youngblood of Lexington, Ky., retired last June after 48 years teaching English. David got his MAT at Harvard and then taught at Newton South High School for 20 years, enjoying the New England area. But all that changed in ’87, while grading AP tests in Princeton, N.J., when he noticed another grader, one Ellen…

CLASS OF 1963 | 2016 | ISSUE 1

Appearing for the first time in these notes, Tom Buxton, who lives on Whidbey Island, Wash., reports that he retired as director of program management at Boeing in 2000 after 32 years there. When he first started, he recalls that Boeing was “coddling along” the new 747 but wasn’t doing it well. Of course, the bugs got…

CLASS OF 1963 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Ron Tallman from Augustine, Fla., said that right now the big excitement is that one of his daughters from his previous marriage, Kelly Clements, has just been appointed Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees for the UN. She started her career in government way back as a presidential intern with Pres. George H. W. Bush and now…

CLASS OF 1963 | 2015 | ISSUE 2

Tucker Andersen is semi-retired as an investment consultant. While he and his wife, Karen live in Warren, Conn., he spends two-and-a-half days a week in NYC doing consulting work. Karen was the UConn Master Gardener Coordinator for Litchfield County, Conn., for six years. She is now retired and concentrates on enjoying her garden, their dogs and…

JOHN E. PETERSON ’63

JOHN E. PETERSON, a business trial attorney, died Jan. 30, 2015, at age 73. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. After serving in the Peace Corps in Ghana, he received his law degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the former president of the…

RICHARD R. DONAT ’63

RICHARD R. DONAT, the former general manager of Marshall Field & Co. in Chicago, died Oct. 29, 2014. He was 74. The grandson of A.E. Osborne of the class of 1896 and of Emma L. Reed of the class of 1899, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He began his career as a…

CLASS OF 1963 | 2015 | ISSUE 1

Error Message: Last issue, when I outed the Hon. Leonard Edwards as one who sneaks in at night and works secretly on a jigsaw puzzle, thus violating his marital vow (“We shall work on this together, not in secret, alone, whilst the other is asleep!”), I called Mrs. Edwards “Marcia,” when in fact she is…