Edward Allerton Hawks, Jr. ’46

Edward Allerton Hawks, Jr. ’46 died on August 17, 2004, in Jacksonville, Florida.

Born on November 26, 1923, in Detroit, MI, he prepared for college at Concord (MA) High School and became a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from June of 1942 until February of 1943, when he entered the U.S. Navy Air Corps during World War II. He served as a pilot until December of 1945, attained the rank of lieutenant junior grade, and was awarded three Air Medals. He returned to Bowdoin in 1946 and graduated in June of 1948 as a member of the Class of 1946. After working briefly with the General Electric Company in Lynn, MA, he re-enlisted in the Navy, in which he served until 1953 as a pilot during the Korean conflict. In 1953, he joined the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in Jacksonville, FL, where he was employed until his retirement. While still a student at Bowdoin, he was married in 1946 to Nancy Balcom, who died in 1998. Surviving are three daughters, Darbie Hawks, Nina H. Charles of Jacksonville, and Cynthia Hawks; and a son, Edward A. Hawks III.