David Bradford Soule ’38 died on March 20, 2007, in Bath, Maine.
Born on September 2, 1916, in Augusta, he prepared for college at Cony High School and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1938, he graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1942. He served in the U.S.Army for a month in World War II and then served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946, attaining the rank of lieutenant and acting as the gunnery officer of merchant marine vessels. He began his practice of law in Rockland before serving as a legal adjudicator with the Veterans Administration in Togus. He was appointed Insurance Commissioner for the State of Maine and later served in the Attorney General’s office in the Inheritance Tax Division. Beginning in 1955, he had a private law practice in Wiscasset, focusing on real estate, estate planning, and probate. For some time, he was associated with Roy E. Farmer in the Larrabee Insurance Agency. For many years, his son, Davis B. Soule, Jr. ’68, practiced with him, as did William W. Logan of Boothbay Harbor. He retired from the practice of law on January 21, 2007. He was married in 1942 to Muriel Sturgis, who died in 2006, and is survived by his son, David, Jr. of the Class of 1968; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Bateman and Frances Mahers, both of Woolwich; and a brother, William H. Soule ’36 of Woolwich.