Even in retirement, Samuel F. Pryor III reports to his office
near Grand Central Station. A 21st Century “Man in the Gray
Flannel Suit,” he takes the train from his home in Westchester
County, N.Y. everyday and then walks three blocks to Lexington
Avenue, in the heart of midtown Manhattan, where he toiled
for more than 40 years as a corporate lawyer at Davis Polk &
Wardwell. Amidst this concrete canyon Pryor tends to one of his
abiding passions: protecting the environment.
Over the years he has scaled mountains, both literally and figuratively.
An avid hiker, Pryor and his family have experienced the beauty
of open areas, hiking all over the world, from New Hampshire’s
White Mountains to the Alps, the Himalayas and even Kilimanjaro.