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tors pool money together to buy up companies. Lee is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and three children, Lexi, Jamie ’02, and Izzy. John Davenport Swan ’33 died July 29 at the age of 101. Born July 4, 1914, in Stamford, John attended Brunswick Middle School before graduating from Wooster School in Danbury, Conn., in 1933 and Princeton University in 1937. At Princeton, he majored in English literature, was a member of Cap and Gown Club, and wrote

16   Army Col. Robert A. Benjamin graduated from the U.S.

Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., July 24. 17   Pre-Kindergarten teacher Beth Eno married Bruce

Simpson at Greenwich Baptist Church on June 13. 18   Middle School English and History teacher Valerie

Boyd (GA ’07) married Justin Burns, a non-grad alum of the Class of 2003, on July 25.

Tim was a long-time member of the King County & Washington State Bar Associations and worked passionately to seek justice on behalf of women and men injured or unfairly treated. Tim is survived by his spouse, Ann; his stepson, William Daddario, and daughter-in-law, Joanne Zerdy; his brother, Mark Johnson; his sisters,

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Melissa Johnson and Victoria Johnson Vincent and her family; and Ann’s brothers, Bill, Leo, Tim and John, and their families.

Army Col. Robert A. Benjamin graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle,

James B. Lee Jr., a member of the Board of

Pa., July 24, and earned a master’s degree in strategic

Trustees (1999–2008) died June 17. The Darien

studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational

resident was 62 years old. Lee was among the best-

institution. Benjamin currently serves as brigade

known dealmakers on Wall Street. If a company

commander with the 655th Regional Support Group,

wanted to go public, sell a business, or merge with

Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. He has served in

a competitor, Lee was often in the middle of it.

the military for 27 years. See photo 16.

Insiders said the fact that Lee was advising on a

Beth Eno tied the knot with Bruce Simpson at Greenwich Baptist Church on June 13. See photo 17.

deal was a stamp of credibility, in and of itself. He co-led the deal to help Facebook go public in 2012. JPMorgan was the lead bank on General

Valerie Boyd and Justin Burns were married at the

Motors’ initial public offering in 2010, following

Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, Mass., on July 25.

its government-aided bankruptcy. GM’s $23 billion

See photo 18.

IPO was the largest in U.S. history. Dow Jones in 2007, and was the lead investment

Former Headmaster Norman A. Pedersen, 88,

Continental. He also helped General Electric sell

died June 9. Please turn to page 06 for more on the

off its NBC Universal division to Comcast.

banker behind United Airlines’ merger with

“Jimmy was a master of his craft, but he was so much more — he was an incomparable force of

Albert “Tim” Rathbone Johnson Jr. ’69 died

nature,” said JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon in

peacefully on October 8, 2014, in Seattle, Wash.,

a statement.

with his loving wife, Ann Hurley, by his side. After graduating from Brunswick in 1969, Tim went on to Georgetown University and New

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England School of Law (Boston, Mass.). Tim worked as an attorney for Office of Legal

Lee worked for various parts of JPMorgan Chase for the bulk of his career. He started at Chemical Bank in the 1970s, which later became Chase. Lee was credited with creating what is known as the loan-syndication market, a group of banks that

Aid in Connecticut, as an associate attorney at

come together to make a large loan to a company,

Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer (N.Y., N.Y.), as a

with each of the banks assuming a different part

partner at Davies Roberts & Reid (Seattle, Wash.),

of the risk.

and most recently as a solo practitioner at the Law Offices of Albert R. Johnson Jr. in Seattle.

rowed on the undefeated freshmen lightweight crew and later on the junior varsity lightweight crew. He was awarded a varsity letter in recognition of his outstanding sportsmanship. After graduation, he worked in journalism and radio broadcasting in Burlington, Vt. In 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy’s officer candidate training school. After commissioning, he served aboard submarine chasers, rising to commanding officer of two PC boats, consecutively, in the South Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He was discharged at war’s end as lieutenant. From 1945 to 1982, he worked as a reporter and editor for various newspapers, later entering the public relations field. He was a public relations executive with the former Mobil Oil Corp. In 1982 he joined the Scottsdale Progress as arts and entertainment editor and, in 1986, he launched his own public-relations company. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marti; his son, Douglass; three sons and a daughter by his former wife, two grandsons, and two granddaughters.

Lee helped Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. buy

IN MEMORIAM life of Brunswick School’s fifth headmaster.

a weekly column for the Daily Princetonian. He

Loan syndications partially led to the growth of

Brunswick Alumni Association Events Happy Hour New York City Thursday, September 24 Cocktail Party Maher Avenue Campus Friday, October 16 Paddle Party Greenwich Country Club February 2016 Networking Event Union League Club April 2016 Alumni Tent Party Cosby Field, Edwards Campus May 2016

the private-equity industry, where teams of inves-

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