Today in St Bride’s we celebrate the life and honour the memory of William Letwin, distinguished academic, economist, political thinker and business adviser. Born in Milwaukee, and a graduate of the University of Chicago, after war service in the US Army, William began his academic career at Chicago and then MIT, moving to the LSE in the 1960’s. Here he became a guiding light at the Centre for Policy Studies, a prolific writer and influential opinion-former for a generation of politicians and business people.
We remember today a man of wide-ranging intellect, great charm, and with a lively sense of humour. We give thanks for the privilege of having known him, and we commend him to God, trusting that at the end of our brief day is the eternity of God’s love.