Austin List ’45

Austin List ’45 died on February 3, 2007, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Born on December 29, 1922, in Fall River, Mass., he prepared for college at Durfee High School in Fall River and at Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass., and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. After the war, he returned to the College and graduated in 1947 as a member of the Class of 1945. He was an executive trainee with the William Whitman Company in New York City until 1952 and at the same time was a partner in The List Company in Fall River, Mass., and New York City. From 1957 until 1972, he held various executive positions in the Glen Alden Corporation in New York City. In 1973, he became president and chief operating officer of Johnston Industries, Inc. He had previously been vice president of the corporation and president of the Micolas Cotton Mills, located in Opp, Ala., and Southern Phenix Textiles, Inc., located in Phenix City, Ala., all wholly-owned subsidiaries of Johnston Industries, Inc. He was married in 1947 to Lois Shanker, who predeceased him, and is survived by three daughters, Dale Kaplan of Scottsdale,Ariz., and Jackson,Wyo., Nancy Block of Pleasantville, N.Y., and Nina Levine of Miami, Fla.; a son, David List of Santa Cruz, Calif.; and five grandchildren.