Prep Schools: Tackling Man

Rugged and dogged are the words for Richard Ward Day, 47, selected last week to succeed William Saltonstall as headmaster of Exeter. After attending Massachusetts' Shady Hill and Belmont Hill schools, the Boston-born Day went on to Yale ('38) where he stuck out three bruising years on the junior varsity football squad, was awarded the silver football reserved for the J.V. member making the most sacrifice. Rues Day: "I was tackling dummy."

Ever since, Day has been doing the tackling. He enlisted in World War II as an infantry private, came out as...

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