Chauncey Boardman Thompson ’50

Chauncey Boardman Thompson ’50 died on September 16, 2005, at his home in Port Richey, Florida.

Born in Hartford, CT, on November 17, 1926, he prepared for college at William H. Hall High School in West Hartford and, during World War II, served from 1944 to 1946 in the U.S. Navy as a seaman first class. After the war, he attended Hillyer Junior College in Hartford for a year and then entered Bowdoin as a member of the Class of 1950, where he became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity. Following his graduation cum laude in 1950 he joined Royal McBee Corporation’s data processing division, where he was employed until 1961, when he became general sales manager of the newly formed Micro-Data Division of the Bell & Howell Company in Chicago, IL. In 1970, he joined the Burndy Corporation of Norwalk, CT, as a vice president of marketing electronic components. In 1977, he became vice president of marketing operations with Zotos International, Inc., a leader in the hair care products field, in Darien, CT, and then took an outplacement consulting position with Bernard Haldane Associates in 1979. In 1981, he became a principal of Right Associates, a human resources consulting firm that he helped found, specializing in outplacement. In 1990, he moved to Port Richey, where he served the company as a client services consultant. An elder of the Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, he was a board member of Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland, FL, and a member of Presbyterian of Tampa Bay, FL. He was married in 1950 to Mary Ann Woodard, who died in 1997, and is survived by three sons, the Reverend Peter Thompson of Elgin, SC, Christopher Thompson ’79 of Deerfield, IL, and John Thompson of Charlotte, NC; two daughters, Kathleen Holland of Libertyville, IL, and Elizabeth Thompson of Charlotte, NC; a brother, R. Boyd Thompson of the Maine town of Surry; seven grandchildren; and a great- grandchild.