Robert O’Hara ’56

Bob has been increasingly interested in supporting the Fund for Global Understanding, established as a gift to the school at our 50th reunion.
Bob gave up his office at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy at the end of 2018. He had been there since 1965 following his graduation as a Captain from the U.S. Army. He did not make the move with the firm to its new worldwide headquarters at 55 Hudson Yards on NYC’s West Side. He now enjoys life as a retired partner of the firm (now named Milbank LLP) and is free of almost all of his prior entanglements with clients and both business and not-for-profit boards. For now Bob and his wife, Bonnie, are continuing their home base on Park Avenue in NYC. Their five girls, age 47 to 57, and grandchildren are spread out from NYC to Walpole, NH to Boulder, CO to San Francisco, to Homer, Alaska, to various grand dogs, so there is lots of real estate to cover. Bob and Bonnie entertain them at their beach houses at Point O’Woods, L.I., NY and Boca Grande, FL. Bob says life has been very good to him. He traveled for work extensively as an international corporate and securities lawyer to all seven continents, except Australia, and he and Bonnie traveled globally for enlightenment and friendships (and golf) over the four plus decades of their marriage. When Bob began thinking of what he might do for Deerfield he made some inquiries about our class’s 50th reunion gift and decided that it could benefit from renewed interest. He is a strong believer that the world can be a better place through increased knowledge and understanding of people in other lands and our Fund for Global Understanding can help.

Joe Twichell


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