Where are they now? Tom Booth, vsj ’68

Thomas came to the Villa, from Rome, for his senior year only, joining his younger brother Bob.

After the Villa, Tom attended Georgetown and has practiced law for the federal government — specifically, the U.S. Army. He recently became a grandfather, which accounts for this photo of Tom at a park. The cropping of the photo is unfortunate and hardly fair. (We have another photo here.)

[…on VSJ Vox Photos Library till it shuts down 9/30/10. All VSJ Vox Library Photos were exported to Flikr & WordPress Media Library. This photo is now on  the VSJ Flikr site & in the VSJ WordPress Media Library –Bossuet Materials Support Committee – Florida Triage Team]


In letters to this office, it seems Mr. Booth still has many of the qualities we recall from Fribourg. He retains an interest in music, though his tastes seem little evolved since 1968. He recently attended a Eric Clapton-Steve Winwood concert and, earlier, was witness to the Cream reunion in New York City.

 One may recall that these musicians were all the rage 40 years ago.

He still follows politics and literature, persuading a fellow Villa alumni to read all of Proust. (He has been forgiven)

Booth confesses to limited technical ability, which is clear from uneven nature of his notes to this office.

 He and his wife Mary live outside Washington, DC. 

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Villa St. Jean was a Marianist school in Fribourg, Switzerland, from 1903-1970. This blog site is intended as a forum for Villa alumni to share memories, pictures and connections.
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7 Responses to Where are they now? Tom Booth, vsj ’68

  1. Brian Lawler says:

    Tom is looking good for a grandfather. Having been a career Department of Justice attorney, through so many different Administrations, Tom must have good stories to tell. I am eagerly waiting for his book.

    • Sonny says:

      I was very sorry to read this yesterday. Your running and attitude about running and life at large have been an inspiration to me. I'm confident all you've garnered from your efforts in the mountains will help you heal and get back into the highlands. In the mean time, you can reflect more, sit and watch the grass grow, and focus on other aspects of your life. You are an exrraordinaty runner, but on top of that you're an extraordinary person and much more than merely a mountain runner. Hang in there and heal with all your might!

    • Hi Greg.Yes, there is always the option of saying, “I can’t do this anymore,” or “I’m needing to change my course of action, and I can’t do this now.”Good luck! I know you can get things back in balance.Tabby

  2. Brian: I believe Mr. Booth was a member of the National Guard and actually works as an attorney for the military, rather than the Justice Department. His political bent is best described as cynical or world-weary. And I suspect his book would be written on a manual typewriter. Even in the '60s, there was something always a bit retro about Tom.

  3. tb says:

    Both of you are right.

  4. Selim Deringil says:

    Hello from Istanbul to all villains. As soon as I have captured a technologically competent student I will post some inf and pics. Please do include me in the plans for the reunion in Fribourg on September 2011.
    Best wishes to all
    Selim (“Slim” 69)

  5. Jayden says:

    Rzeczywiście, sama znam kilka zamków, którym jakaś renowacja by się przydała. W moim regionie nie jest tak źle, ale mimo to widziałam sporo niszczejących ruin. Szkoda że państwo nie umie zadbać od tej strony o to, by Polska była bardziej atrakcyjna tu0o&tycznies#823r;Pyzdrawiam ciepło,Sol

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