Christopher F. Randolph, 64, a Vietnam veteran who served as president and chief executive of a foundation that helps the children of Marines go to college, has died.

Mr. Randolph died May 22 of brain cancer near his home in Old Westbury, N.Y., said Margaret Davis, president and CEO of the Alexandria-based Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, which Mr. Randolph led until December.

During his four-year tenure, he raised $38.5 million for college scholarships. A scholarship has been established in Mr. Randolph's honor at the foundation.

Mr. Randolph commanded a Marine mortar battery in Vietnam and Okinawa, then served in the Marine Reserve until 1973, when he was honorably discharged with the rank of captain.

He went to work for Republican New York Sen. Jacob K. Javits in Washington, where he met his wife, Patsy Lyons Randolph, who also worked for the senator.

He pursued a career on Wall Street in the 1980s and 1990s, specializing in public finance as a vice president at Salomon Bros. and managing director of Lehman Bros. Later, he served as an executive with Academic Management Services, which deals in student loans and tuition payment plans. - AP