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Richard Goodyear steps down as Andover Charter Trustee

Andover Charter Trustee Richard Goodyear stepped down in October after 13 years as chair of the Trustee Committee on Academy Resources. The committee oversees and advises the board and administration on matters pertaining to fund raising, volunteering, alumni relations, communications and publications. He remains on the academy's Board of Trustees.

A trustee since 1989, Goodyear has also served on the Andover Development Board, the development board's executive committee, the Abbot Hall Committee, the Committee on Faculty Compensation and the Trustee Executive Committee.

Goodyear received an LL.B. degree from Yale in 1967 and has spent most of his career in the practice of law; most notably, he served as general counsel to the Chrysler Corporation as Lee lacocca battled successfully to pull the giant carmaker out of a financial crisis that began in 1979. Later in life, Goodyear immersed himself in writing, long a favorite avocation. A dedicated reader of both James Boswell and Samuel Johnson, in 1995 he wrote a play, An Evening with James Boswell, which was read by actor Sam Waterston at Weill Hall in New York. in addition, Goodyear has worked as a volunteer with Save the Children, traveling all over the world for the organization. At Andover volunteer award functions and other OAR gatherings; Goodyear has been the person most likely to step up to honor and entertain volunteers with jokes, witty songs and parodies he had composed. He and his wife, Carmen, divide their time between Geneva, Switzerland, and Lyme, Conn. His four children, Sarah, Charles, James and Sam, are all Andover alumni.