Campbell Craig Ryder ’49

Campbell Craig Ryder ’49 died on August 27, 2003, in Austin, Texas.

Born on October 17, 1927, in New Bedford, MA, he prepared for college at Classical High School in Springfield, MA, and attended Bowdoin in the summer of 1945 before serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for 14 months and attaining the rank of private first class. Returning to the College in February of 1947, he became a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity and graduated in February of 1949 as a member of the Class of 1949. He was with the General Electric Company in Bridgeport, CT, for four years as assistant supervisor of production control and then became an assistant production control supervisor with that company in Trenton, NJ. He was a plant manager with Better Packages, Inc., in Shelton, CT, from 1954 to 1958, and then joined Texas Instruments, where he was a production control manager and later a data processing manager in Attleboro, MA, and then manufacturing manager and a senior systems analyst. In 1969, he received a master of arts degree from Northeastern University. Before his retirement in 1991, he also worked for Texas Instruments in Madrid, Spain, and in Houston and Austin, Texas. After retiring, he was first a senior partner and later financial partner of the TIARC Investment Club, as well as treasurer of the Texas Instruments Retiree Club. While living in Massachusetts until 1981, he was president, vice president, and clerk of the corporation of the Foxborough Savings Bank, of which he was also a trustee. At the Bethany Congregational Church in Foxboro, he was treasurer of the church and chair of the Executive Council.

He served as chair of the Town of Foxboro’s Personnel Wage Board, was president of the Mansfield (MA) Jaycees, and was a charter member of the Foxboro Jaycees. Surviving are his wife, Joan Warriner Ryder, whom he married in 1949; three daughters, Melinda R. Schiller of Colleyville, Texas, Diana R. Kaminsky of Fredrick, MD, and Susan R. Knowles of Fairport, NY; a brother, Phillips H. Ryder ’47 of Jupiter, FL; and six grandchildren.