The scions of this fourth generation illustrious family decided to publish book on the history. There had been industrialists , congressmen, deans, philanthropists,etc. There was just one black dot...one uncle Jimmy had been sentenced to electric chair.
The book was published and an instant best seller.
A discreet mention was eventually decided on: "Uncle Jimmy was given a seat of applied electronics in a government organization. He was attached to his chair with the strongest of ties. His sudden death was a real loss."