Charles Clapp ’45 passed away last week. Clapp was a Navy veteran and had at least 2 of his seven children attend Williams (David Clapp ’77 and Nancy (Clapp) Kerber ’87).

Charles E. Clapp II, 80, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at his home in Duxbury, Mass. He was the husband of Elinor Jones Clapp.

A longtime resident of Providence, Barrington and Duxbury, Judge Clapp served on the Barrington Town Council from 1974 to 1980, including two years as president.

The father of seven children, Judge Clapp also was a partner at the law firm of Edwards & Angell before being appointed to the U.S. Tax Court in 1983 by President Ronald W. Reagan.

Although it is always hard to tell from a distance, he seems to have led a remarkably well-balanced life.

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