Charles Plummer Emerson ’32 died in Portland on June 29, 2007.
Charles Plummer Emerson ’32 died in Portland on June 29, 2007. Born on October 3, 2002, in Newton, Mass., he prepared for college at the Portland Country Day School and Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and joined Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1932, he worked for C.M. and H.T. Plummer, Dingley Press, and the National Biscuit Company, all in Portland, until 1936, when he joined the Microphone, a radio newspaper in Boston. From 1937 until 1942, he was associated with the Anthoensen Press in Portland. He also worked for the Thomas Laughlin Company in Portland from 1943 to 1945, for C.M. and H.T. Plummer from 1946 to 1950, and for Stanley J. Leen Company from 1951 to 1952, when he joined the S.D.Warren Company in Westbrook as product manager and in the quality control department. He was a director of J.B. Brown and Sons from 1965 to 1975 and was its president from 1968 to 1975. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard Temporary Reserve from 1942 to 1944, as a chief boatswain’s mate. For many years, he was a member of a luncheon club known as the Know Nothings. He was married in 1938 to Helen Holt, who died in 2003, and is survived by a sister, Julia E. Pew of Yarmouth; a son, Charles P. Emerson, Jr. ’63 of Rockport; a daughter, Frances E. Prinn of Yarmouth; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.