Christopher Clarke White ’59

Christopher Clarke White ’59, a poet and mathematics professor Castleton College for 37 years, died on January 14, 2009, at his home in Castleton, Vermont.

He was born on June 24, 1937, in Haverhill, Mass., and prepared for college at Phillips- Exeter Academy. At Bowdoin, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and a James Bowdoin Scholar, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a master’s degree from Miami University in Ohio in 1963, and a doctorate at the University of Oregon in 1967. He served as president of the Poetry Society of Vermont for 10 years. He also was a table tennis champion and an active member of Common Cause. He is survived by a sister, Ann W. Kurtz. He was predeceased by a brother, Stephen T. White and a sister, Margaret W. Fuschetti Shepherd.