Barry Sturtevant Timson ’66 died on April 15, 2007, in Augusta, Maine.
Born on August 10, 1944, in Needham, Mass., he prepared for college at Needham High School and became a member of Phi Delta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1966, he worked for the Needham Department of Public Works and drove a taxi before becoming a laboratory technician at the Harvard University Dental School. In 1970, he received a master of science degree from the University of Massachusetts, and he also studied at the University of Texas at Austin as a candidate for a Ph.D. degree. For many years an environmental consultant, he was the owner of Timson & Associates Environmental Services in the Maine town of Farmingdale. He moved to Hallowell in 1974 and was a city councilor from 1979 to 1982, was a member of the Planning Board, and was mayor from 1984 to 1988. He was elected mayor again in 2003, resigned in 2006 after a disagreement with the city council about the firing of the city manager, and was elected mayor a third time in November of 2006. During his career, he was also a geologist with Timson & Schepps Associates in Portland and Hallowell, and was associated with ESR (Earth, Surface Research), geologic consultants in Augusta. Surviving is a sister in Massachusetts.