Lawton Lamb

Obituary of Lawton S. Lamb

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Lawton Storrs Lamb of Katonah, NY and Nantucket, MA passed away peacefully on February 28, 2022 with his family by his side. He grew up in Sunken Meadow, Long Island and was the son of Dana Storrs Lamb and Helen Tweedy Lamb. He was 89 years old. After graduating from Middlesex School in 1951, and Princeton University in 1955, Lawton served as a Lieutenant JG in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1955 - 1957. He began his investment career at Citibank before moving on to Scudder, Stevens, and Clark. He joined Ingalls and Snyder in 1967 where he continued and expanded a family legacy which began with his father, Dana S. Lamb. He served as General Partner from 1970 - 1995, Managing Director from 1996 - 2021, and led the firm as Senior Managing Director from 2000 - 2011. Mr. Lamb was a former President of the Angler's Club of New York. He served as a Trustee of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a Director and Trustee of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation at Princeton University, a Trustee of Middlesex School, and the Quebec Labrador Foundation. He also served as a member of the Council of the University Club of New York. In 2019 The Anglers' Club named Lawton Lamb one of the Lions of Broad Street. Lawton was a skilled pilot, a devoted fly fisherman, bird hunter, tennis player and conservationist. He earned his pilot's license while at Princeton in 1952, before students were permitted to have cars. He flew his own airplane for 60 years and spent much of his life chasing trout and salmon in New England and Canada. He loved to fly, whether it was to Nantucket in the summer, to Stowe, VT, or to grass landing strips in Georgia to shoot quail. On more than one occasion he flew his young family to Harbor Island, Bahamas. Fishing and shooting were a big part of his life and he enjoyed every aspect of these activities, especially the people with whom he became lifelong friends. In more recent years, Lawton was affectionately known as "Ace." His grandchildren loved to hear him tell stories about his life – from going away to The Fay School in 4th grade, to his football stories at Middlesex where he acquired the name "Glue Fingers" as a receiver, and stories about starting the Princeton Ski Club with an old hearse that the team purchased for travel from New Jersey to Stowe every weekend. Other stories were fishing related, and some were excerpts from his dad's books. He loved sitting by the fire and taking his grandchildren on tractor rides. His fishing cabin in Litchfield known as "Marshepaug" was incredibly special to him. Lawton decorated the cabin with antiques he'd collected and sporting prints lined the walls. Marshepaug quite literally became a fly-fishing museum. In recent years, Lawton cleverly built benches overlooking the most productive pools on the river so that he could watch and instruct his children and grandchildren. As we all know, especially the grandchildren, if there was anything wrong with the position of your cast, the timing or pace of your strip, he would let you know! Lawton had names for many of the pools, the most memorable of which was the "Meat Locker" because of the dence population of large trout. He loved to plant apple trees for the grouse and as he got older, they were planted closer and closer to his porch. Lawton is survived by his wife of 59 years, Heathcote "Heather" M. Lamb, daughter, Storrs L. Cote, son Dana L. Lamb, and four grandchildren: Alec W. Cote, Pierce L. Cote, Blake S. Cote, and Henry Hannaway Lamb. He was a true gentleman, known for his kindness and generosity. He will be missed.

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Monday, April 11, 2022
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
382 Cantitoe Street
Bedford , New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Ferncliff Crematory
280 Secor Rd.
Hartsdale, New York, United States
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