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Dear Classmates, 

Our December Tea will feature Lee L. Verstandig, a friend of mine since 7th grade and whose love of American history has infused his life. His academic degrees include undergraduate history at Franklin and Marshall, Master’s in American History at the University of Tennessee, and Ph.D. in History and Politics at Brown. 

Lee’s work career started with teaching history at Roger Williams College where he interested his students in politics and polling. Subsequently, Lee became an Academic Dean of the College at Brown from which he took a leave of absence in 1976 to serve as the Chief of Staff of the late U.S. Senator John H. Chafee (RI) and to begin living in Washington, D.C., where he has lived ever since.

Lee’s experience includes public policy planning, pollical analysis, and a broad understanding of the Federal legislative and executive processes of government. Among the Federal positions that Lee has had are campaign staff for Ronald Reagan, Assistant Secretary of Governmental Affairs at the Department of Transportation, Chief Administrative Officer at the Environmental Protection Agency, an appointment by President Reagan to be Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs, and Under Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs. 

In 1987 Lee established Verstandig and Associates, a government relations and strategic planning consulting firm. Subsequently he has served as Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at the National Association of Realtors and later at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. In addition, Lee has served on the Boards of Trustees of the Landon School, the National Park Trust, Collegiate Directions, and Washington’s Mount Vernon Cabinet.

Click here to register. You will then be emailed a link to the access the Zoom meeting itself. 

We are looking forward to a lively Q and A.

Best regards,

The Tuesday Tea Committee
Alan Caplan – apc716@pacbell.com
Owen Cylke – owencylke@mac.com
Peter Knudsen – peter.knudsen@yale.edu

Class of 1960 Notes
60th Reunion
“For as long as we live, they too will live,
For they are now a part of us, as
We remember them.”

Harry and Janice Mazadoorian, Larry and Sharon Nazarian, and Polly and Andy Erickson

This verse concluded the reading of the names of the 145 classmates who had died since our last reunion. Those reading at the Giamatti Bench on the Old Campus were Bob Ackerman, Donald Dell, Mike Dickerson, Doug Guiler, Rob Hanke, Peter Knudsen, Harry Mazadoorian, Dick Sigal, Peter Wells, Rusty Wing, and honorary classmates Lynn Hanke and Carol Schaller. Bill Weber then led us in singing Bright College Years as we placed Peruvian lilies on the Bench to honor our departed friends.

Bob Ackerman, Rusty Wing, Peter Wells, President Salovey, John Wilkinson, Jim Ottaway, John Levin

It was a good reunion and Rusty Wing and Dick Sigal are to be commended and thanked for making it happen at last. Attendance was down (46 classmates, 35 spouses and friends, three widows) but the twice postponement, age, health, Covid, and fear of Covid kept many away. One of our number, who has changed nationality, did not yet have a new passport. … READ THE FULL REPORT HERE

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