Emerson Morse Bullard ’30

Emerson Morse Bullard ’30 died on June 21, 2004, in Boca Raton, Florida.

Born on July 9, 1908, in Norwood, Massachusetts, Emerson Morse Bullard prepared for college at Wrentham (Massachusetts) High School and the Huntington School for Boys in Boston and became a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity at Bowdoin.

Following his graduation in 1930, he studied for two years at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, from which he received an M.B.A. degree in 1932. From that time until his retirement in 1972, he was associated with Coats & Clark, Inc., holding positions with a number of its divisions – with J. & P. Coats in Rhode Island, with Clark Thread Company, Inc., and North Georgia Processing Company in Atlanta, Georgia, and in New York City as vice president of manufacturing.

While in Rhode Island, he was a director of the Rhode Island Community Chests, Inc., the Pawtucket & Blackstone Valley Community Chest, and the Pawtucket and Central Falls YMCA. He was also a member of the executive committee of the Blackstone Valley Area Boy Scouts and a member of the board of managers of the Pawtucket and Central Falls Visiting Nurse Association.

He was a charter member of the Lafayette Masonic Lodge in North Cumberland, Rhode Island, and for many years was a member of the Denmark Congregational Church in Maine. He had served as president of the Textile Club in Boston and the Rhode Island Textile Association and was a director of the Georgia Textile Manufacturers Association.

He was married in 1933 to Helen Westaway, who died in 1967, and is survived by a daughter, Beth B. Dailey of Lighthouse Point, Florida; a son, John Bullard of Abilene, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.