Barry Sturtevant Timson ’66

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.