WILLIAM WARREN

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WARREN--William Bradford. 76, of New York City and Sharon, CT. Died peacefully at home in New York City of cancer Friday, October 8. Born in Boston, July 25, 1934, the younger son of Minton Machado Warren and Sarah Ripley Robbins and the step-son of James Hopkins Smith, Jr. He married Arete Bernice Swartz September 20, 1985. Father of John Coolidge Warren (Laura Appell) of Southborough, MA and Sarah Robbins Warren (Michael Walsh) of Jefferson, NH. Grandfather of Ethan and Amanda Warren. Brother of Minton Warren, step-brother of Jane Smith Moody, Dana Smith Poole and Winthrop Noel Smith of Maine. Brother-in-law of James Swartz of London and Riyadh. Survived by his aunt Celina R. Kellogg and uncle Dr. Peter G. Robbins, only Warren cousin Francisca Paine Irwin and many Robbins, Sibley, Kellogg cousins. He was Uncle Bill to many. His two previous marriages to Mary-Elizabeth Coolidge and Elizabeth Bezold ended in divorce. Mr. Warren attended Buckley School '48, Groton School '52, Harvard College '56 and Harvard Law '59. Retired as senior Trust & Estates partner from Dewey Ballantine LLP (now Dewey & LeBoeuf) in 2008, and joined the firm of Morris & McVeigh LLP as Counsel. Mr. Warren was decreed Knight of The Royal Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus by HRH Crown Prince Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples and Duke of Savoy. Mr. Warren served on many boards throughout his life. At the time of death he was a trustee of St. John's College, Annapolis and Santa Fe, Johns Hopkins University Press, John Carter Brown Library, The Hodson Trust, the Arthur B. and Alice E. Adams Foundation, Association Internationale de Bibliophilie, The New Criterion and The Hudson Review. He was Chair of the Institute for Schools of the Future (New York City), Vice-Chair of the Academy of American Poets, Chair of the Cintas Foundation, and former President of The Grolier Club. He was an Advisory Director of the Metropolitan Opera Assn., American Friends of the British Library, founding member of BLAC- NY Philharmonic, former Regent of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel and served on the Executive Committee of the International Academy of T&E Law. He was a former Governor and Treasurer of the Knickerbocker Club, former trustee of the Hoosac School and had served on the Council of Fellows of the Morgan Library. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions may be made to "The Harvard College Library fund in German History established by William Bradford Warren," Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138. A memorial service at St. Thomas' Church will take place this autumn.

Published in The New York Times on Oct. 12, 2010
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