Charles Ingersoll Arnold ’39

Charles Ingersoll Arnold ’39 died on January 6, 2004, in Concord, New Hampshire.

Born on July 14, 1915, in Woodbridge, CT, he prepared for college at New Haven High School and what is now the Morristown- Beard School in New Jersey and became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1939 he did graduate work at Yale University School of Forestry in New Haven, earning a master of forestry degree in 1941. After serving as a forest guard in the United States Forest Service in San Bernardino, CA, and as a timber cruiser with Hollingsworth and Whitney Company in Mobile, AL, he served from 1942 to 1946 in the U.S. Army during World War II, attaining the rank of second lieutenant and being awarded the Purple Heart. After a year as a self- employed logger in New Hampshire, he was a forest manager and a teacher at Michigan State University from 1947 to 1957, when he moved to New Hampshire to become the director of the State Forest Nursery on 18 acres in Boscawen, surrounded by 800 acres of state forest in Gerrish. He retired in 1982. He was the founder of the Concord Youth Hockey Program, in which he coached for 25 years, and he played for many years in the Old Timer’s Hockey League, as well as refereeing games until he was in his 80s. He returned to Bowdoin for many years to play for the alumni hockey team and to attend sports events, as well as other events on the campus. He had served as president and Alumni Council representative for the Bowdoin Club of New Hampshire, was chair of the Granite State Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, was vice president of the Yale Forest School Alumni Association, a member of the Yale Alumni Board, and president of the Yale Club of New Hampshire. In recent years he was 1939’s Class Agent in Bowdoin’s Alumni Fund. He was married in 1942 to Dorothy Spoor, who died in 1982, and is survived by a daughter, Anne A. Field of Concord, NH; and a granddaughter, Alice A. Field of Concord.