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Wolcott "Dick" B. Dunham, Jr. '61

Wolcott B. "Dick" Dunham '61 has been with the New York law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP since 1969, and is active on the boards of charitable, educational and religious institutions.

As a student, Dunham co-founded Webb's campus radio station, KTSF, known today as KWEB. It is not surprising that he was also President of the Electronics Club during his junior and senior years and ran the lights and sound effects for the Drama Club. His recordings of Thompson Webb have become legendary. He was a member of the Cum Laude Society and a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.

Dunham went on to earn both his bachelor's and law degrees from Harvard, magna cum laude and cum laude, respectively. After a year as a VISTA Volunteer, he joined Debevoise & Plimpton, where he was an associate from 1969-1976, a partner from 1977-2010, and Of Counsel since 2011. He led the development of a corporate transactional practice focused on the insurance industry.

His philanthropic and pro bono work is extensive. He is a board member of the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, which provides services and programs to aid the homeless. He is also a trustee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, which has over 200 congregations in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island in New York City, and the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester. In 2011, he was recognized with the Servant of Justice Award of the Diocese. He is also a trustee of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.

Additionally, Dunham has served on the vestry and as senior warden, and chancellor, or pro bono lawyer, of St. James' Church, New York City. He sits on the board of the Dutchess Land Conservancy, which as of 2011 holds conservation easements protecting open space on more than 33,000 acres in Dutchess County, New York, and is on the board of a non-profit insurance company being set up by the Land Trust Alliance to offer a new kind of insurance for hundreds of land trusts. He is also President of the Fund for Astrophysical Research, where he sits on the board with Webb alumnus Richard Kron '68, a distinguished astronomer at the University of Chicago.
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