Family and friends celebrate professorships established by Ted Roberts ’60

December 2nd, 2019 / Advancement
Guests at Roberts luncheon

Pictured from left to right, Donald Roberts, Ted Roberts’ brother; Professor of Art and Archaeology Charlie Barber; and Sanjeev Kulkarni, dean of the faculty and the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Electrical Engineering

In early November, family and friends of the late Edward “Ted” Roberts ’60 came to campus to celebrate his legacy and his generous bequest to Princeton, which established three new endowed professorships named after instructors Ted admired as an undergraduate in the Department of Art and Archaeology: the Donald Drew Egbert Professorship of Modern Architecture, the David R. Coffin Professorship of Renaissance Architecture, and the James Holderbaum Professorship of Renaissance and Modern Sculpture.

In addition, Charlie Barber, professor of art and archaeology, was appointed as the inaugural holder of the Donald Drew Egbert Professorship.

Ted Roberts graduated summa cum laude with a degree in art history, and served for five years in the U.S. Navy as an officer and carrier aircraft pilot. He later received a degree from Harvard Law School. For most of his career he was a partner with the New York law firm Kelley, Drye & Warren, where he specialized in corporate trusts.

Ted Roberts

Ted Roberts '60 in the U.S. Navy