In Memory

Peter Nathaniel Sherrill - Class Of 1944

Peter Nathaniel Sherrill

Peter Nathaniel Sherrill, 70, a Navy officer and polling company executive who co-founded a software company, died at his Sausalito home on April 9, 1997. He had been ill for three years with pulmonary fibrosis. Born May 22, 1926 in Washington, DC, he was raised in San Marino, graduated from the Naval Academy and served in the Korean War as a captain of the minesweeper Lark and aboard the troop transport Breckenridge at the Inchon landing.

After his naval career, he worked for Hewlett-Packard and later West Associates and earned a doctorate at Stanford University. From 1967 to 1987, he was vice president and technical director of the pioneering Field Research Corporation and Field Institute, which operate the Field Poll. In 1983 he co-founded SL Corporation, a computer software company in Corte Madera that specializes in object-oriented tools for graphic programmers and researchers. Also active in supporting the arts, he served on the boards of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Ballet.

Survivors include his son, Nathaniel H Sherrill of Los Angeles; a daughter, Martha Sherrill of Washington, DC; a sister, Susan Sherrill Cary (SPHS '38) of Tucson, Arizona; and a brother, Stephen Sherrill (SPHS '49) of Pasadena.

San Francisco Chronicle, April 15, 1997 and Los Angeles Times, April 21, 1997

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06/12/20 06:22 PM #1    

Steve Sherrill (1949)

All through school it was "Oh, you're Peter's brother! " Steve Sherrill ,'49

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