Bradford Johanson G’62

Bradford Johanson G’62 died on February 4, 2005, in Brunswick, Maine.

Born on August 4, 1932, in Laconia, NH, he prepared for college at the Loomis School in Connecticut and graduated from Amherst College. He received a master of education degree from Trinity College in Connecticut and a master of arts degree in mathematics from Bowdoin in 1962 as a National Science Foundation student. He was an administrator with Nolan K. Kirschner Builders, Inc. in Avon, CT, and taught mathematics at Bellows Falls High School in Vermont from 1956 to 1958, followed by eight years at South Portland High School and a year of study at Harvard University. He was a teacher and then an assistant superintendent of schools in Weston, MA, from 1967 to 1970. In 1970, he became the chair of the mathematics department at Deering High School in Portland. He was president of the Portland Teachers Association in 1974-75. He was the co-author or author of five books on mathematics and geometry. He retired in 1985. Surviving are his wife, Judith Clarke Johanson, whom he married in 1955; three sons, Bradford Johanson of York, Peter C. Johanson of Rockport, and David C. Johanson of Thomaston; a daughter, Victoria J. Kirshe of Glenwood, MD; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson.