Doug Warren ’72

Doug Warren ’72 (1950–2002)

Doug Warren ’72 (1950–2002) Douglass Lory Warren died at age 52 of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. A Memphis native, he majored in economics, was president of The Harvard Independent and a member of The Hasty Pudding Theatricals in addition to being a Krok. He received his MBA from Harvard in 1976, eventually settling in Hopkinton, MA. He served as CFO of several tech companies, including Business Software Technology, ONTOS, and OpenAvenue, and he spent much time helping young startups. For two years he was associate director of the Harvard College Fund. At the time of his death he was a partner with Tatum CFO Partners, LLP, in Boston.
Personal tribute:
Len Easter ’73: In the Kroks, Doug was the one who always wore the tie. My Krok years were transitional. We were pulling away from Club traditions — hale-and-hearty songs, drinks at the Pudding — and moving more toward outside performances. But traditions are important, and Doug kept us there. He was the reminder of the easy, elegant style of Kroks who came before my tenure — Chuck Wilson ’71, Brian Wallace ’71, Lynn Weigel ’70, Rusty Tunnard ’71, Glen Howard ’71, etc. Wilson would sing “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” in this smooth, Frank Sinatra way. That’s how I remember Doug. I think he eventually sang that song because it seemed to fit him. I ran into Doug at the Louvre during a Glee Club tour in front of the Venus De Milo and later in NYC, around the time I ran into Fred Gwynne. It seemed like only yesterday — and right on the street, he began singing that song, “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning.”