David Claiborne was born in Bronxville, N.Y., and grew up in Scarsdale, N.Y. Dave graduated from Edgemont High School in 1967, where he participated in football, basketball, baseball, student council, yearbook and social life. He graduated from DePauw University in 1971 with a degree in political science and was active in football and Phi Delta Theta fraternity. His work history includes 20 years with Westvaco Corporation in New York City, Connecticut and Sydney, Australia, mostly working in international business sales and general management. He followed this by running his own business in McLean, Va., where he consulted companies in obtaining contracts with the federal government. He retired in 2017. Dave and his wife Virginia live in Norwalk and have two children. Their daughter lives in Rowayton with her husband and their granddaughter. Their son, retired captain in the Marine Corps, and his wife live in Laurel, Md., and are expecting their first child. Dave is on the executive board of Squadron A Association in New York City. He is a past deacon and elder at Noroton Presbyterian Church. He is past board member of Darien United Way and past director of Darien Young Life. His hobbies include golf and tennis, and he enjoys playing the piano and singing in the church choir and other ensembles.