J. Warren Carey
Class of 1933
Carey was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. His citation is copied below:
A two-sport performer at Washington College, J. Warren Carey excelled particularly as a pitcher in baseball. He also was a guard in football for two seasons.
Carey captained the Shoremen nine in his senior year, and then signed on to play professional baseball with the Philadelphia A’s. He had pitched for the 1930 squad, but the sport was discontinued at Washington College for the next two seasons. The 1933 squad played a truncated schedule in 1933, splitting games with the University of Delaware and dropping a decision to the University of Maryland in their only other intercollegiate bout. Washington spent much of the 1933 season playing against semi-pro teams up and down the Eastern Shore.
Beyond his athletic abilities, Carey was a fine student, majoring in English literature and participating in several on-campus dramatic productions, most notably William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He was president of Phi Sigma Tau during his senior year, twice a member of the “W” Club, and a member of the Dean’s Cabinet in 1933.
After graduation, and his brief stint in professional baseball, Carey began a long and productive career at Allied Chemical, now known as Allied-Signal, in 1937. While working as a foreman, Carey studied chemistry and physics at Drexel Institute of Technology. He rose through the ranks from Plant Manager to Vice President of the Fibers Division, eventually working as Assistant to the President at Allied Chemical before retiring in 1971. Carey received many awards and citations while working at Allied Chemical, including a Washington College Alumni Citation for Business Management in 1971, of which he was most proud.
Carey enjoyed reading, golf, his family, and his work. His daughter, Diane Sauerbrun, writes, “It was a family joke that if he had nothing else to read, he would start on the encyclopedia. He prided himself on his memory of dates and events in history, and his love of education and knowledge was very much a part of his life.” He passed away in 1972.
Washington College takes great pleasure in the induction of J. Warren Carey into its Hall of Fame this eighteenth day of October, 1991.