CLASS OF 1951 | 2021 | ISSUE 1

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Dick Cadigan ’59 reports that his brother-in-law, F. Kingston “King” Berlew, passed away peacefully at the Highlands in Topsham, Maine on February 21, 2021. He was the son of Herman Berlew ’21, brother of Dave Berlew ’56, uncle of Steve Cadigan ’86, and father of Derek and Sarah Berlew. King received a JD from Harvard in 1954, where he was also editor of the Harvard Law Review. While he spent most of his life practicing international law, he did a significant number of years in public service. He was the first director of the Peace Corps in Pakistan, followed by time as associate deputy director of the Peace Corps under Sargent Shriver. He took special pride in being the founder and first president of the world law group (WLG) in 1988. Today, the WLG is in 89 countries, with over 21,000 lawyers. King was a world traveler, avid sports participant and fan (especially the Red Sox), loved singing and playing guitar, plus being a gracious host and offering fine wines! King was a Wesleyan alumni trustee from 1978 to 1981. Prior to and since retirement in 1980, he lived in York, Maine; Vero Beach, Florida; and finally Topsham.

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