Elmer Sidney Bird ’43 died on August 27, 2007, in Rockland, Maine.
Born on March 4, 1921, in Rockland, he prepared for college at the Noble and Greenough Preparatory School in Dedham, Mass., and became a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1939 to 1941. He worked for a time in the Boston office of the John Bird Companies. For most of his career, he worked for the Central Maine Power Company, beginning in 1949 as a member of the meter department, and successively being appointed line inspector, division distribution assistant, and local manager of the Pittsfield office, a position that he held until his retirement. He served as a representative from Rockland in the 92nd Maine State Legislature in 1945-46 and was a member of the Rockland School Board, School Administrative District 5, from 1964-67. He was a member of the Congregational Church in Rockland. He is survived by two daughters, Sidney B. Richardson of Portland and Elizabeth Mann of Acton; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.