David Bennett Klingaman ’62 died on August 6, 2005, in Troy, New York.
Born on September 25, 1940, in Albany, NY, he prepared for college at Albany Academy and became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1962, he graduated from Albany Law School in 1965 and for a year was the calendar clerk with the New York State Court of Claims. In 1966, he became deputy chief clerk of court there, later became the chief clerk. He was a member of many organizations and served on numerous community boards, including the Troy Lions Club, St. Anne Institute, Rensselaer County Historical Society, the Rensselaer County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Country Club of Troy, the University Club in Albany, and the former Troy Club. He was a member and trustee of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Albany. He was also a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management, a trustee of The Troy Music Hall, and a member of the Sight Conservation Society of Northeastern New York. He served as president of the board of trustees of the Rensselaer County Historical Society, as a director of the Albany Academy Alumni Association, as president of the Lions Club of Troy, and as president of the Volunteer Bureau of Troy. As a volunteer for Bowdoin, he was for many years president of the Bowdoin Club of Albany, a member of the Alumni Council, a member of the Bowdoin Alumni Schools and Interviewing Committee, and class bequest/planned giving chairman for the Class of 1962. He also served on the Committee on Deferred Giving, was a volunteer worker in the Campaign for Bowdoin in the 1970s, and was a Bowdoin career advisor. Surviving are his wife, Alicia Millard Klingaman, whom he married in 1966; two daughters, Sheila K. Wrede of Delmar, NY, and Noira K. Rienzo of Troy; two sons, David L. Klingaman of Troy and John P. Klingaman of Wellington, CO; two sisters, Hilda M. Imhoff of Baltimore, MD, and Elizabeth Klingaman of Suffolk, England; and eight grandchildren.