Davison Duffield White ’61

Davison Duffield White ’61 died on August 4, 2004, in Providence, Rhode Island.

Born on April 20, 1938, in Baltimore, MD, he prepared for college at the Gilman School there and became a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity at Bowdoin. While still an undergraduate at the College, he worked as a copy boy with The Baltimore Sun in Maryland. Following his graduation in 1961, he was for a year a caseworker with the Baltimore City Department of Welfare and then joined The Sun as a full-time copy editor in 1963. He was named assistant news editor in 1956 and news editor in 1971. In 1972, he became editor of the Sunday newspaper’s “Perspective” section and in 1976 became a Sunday Sun copy editor. He was also a copy editor for the Sun Magazine and retired in 1995 as Sunday Sun makeup editor. For 13 years, he maintained a home on Nantucket in Massachusetts, spending some months there every year. He was a volunteer at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Nantucket and a docent at the Africa Meeting House. In Maryland, he was a communicant of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Glyndon and of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Coleman White, whom he married in 1963; a daughter, Laura Groseclose of Cockeysville, MD; a son, Charles D. White of Richmond, VA; a sister, Elizabeth W. Fenwick of Butler, MD; and seven grandchildren.