Blakeslee Dixon Wright ’34

Blakeslee Dixon Wright ’34 died on November 22, 2006, in Walpole, Massachusetts.

Born on July 4, 1912, in Brooklyn, NY, he prepared for college at Newton (MA) High School and became a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1934, he undertook graduate study in physics at Wesleyan University and received a master of arts degree in 1938. From 1938 to 1941, he was a statistical analyst with the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Boston, MA. For 35 years, from 1941 until his retirement in 1976, he worked for Raytheon Company in Bedford, MA, as an electrical engineer. He was a longtime member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Newton and served on the vestry and as treasurer for more than 20 years. He was a member of Dalhousie Lodge AF & AM in Newton and was a 32nd degree Mason. He married Janet E. Brown in 1947; she died in 2003. He is survived by a son, David F.Wright of Falls Church,VA; and two daughters, Ellen Gilbert of North Attleboro and Phyllis L. Anderson of Las Vegas, NV.