Bernard A. LeBeau ’48

Bernard A. LeBeau ’48 died at his home March 18, 2014, in Amherst, Mass. He was born in Adams, Mass., on April 10, 1925, and graduated from the former Adams High School. He served to private first class in the Army during World War II and then graduated cum laude from Bowdoin, a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He went on to earn two master’s degrees, one from Harvard University in 1950 and an MLA from Johns Hopkins University in 1973. He started his career working in military intelligence as an analyst for the Army from 1951 to 1953 before finding his calling as a teacher. He was a professor of English at Emerson Preparatory Institute in Baltimore, Md., and later at Montgomery College in Rockville, Md., from which he retired. He served as a trustee of Washington Hall Junior College. He is survived by several nieces. He was predeceased by his siblings, as well as his long-time friend, Homero Lurns.

1 Comment Bernard A. LeBeau ’48

  1. Irene Martinez

    He was an amazing teacher. He taught me and me friend Connie Arnold History and Geography even though he was an English major. After I graduated from college we became friends and he and I became friends and Bernard and I used to go to the Kennedy Center as well as smaller centers along 14th Street as well as the DC Jewish Community Center. We also went to a number of the Smithsonian Institutes as well as other smaller art institutions.


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