Eugene Stanley Boyd ’50

Eugene Stanley Boyd ’50 died on October 29, 2003, in Fort Myers, Florida.

Born on May 11, 1927, in Waltham, MA, he prepared for college at Deering High School in Portland and during World War II served in the U.S. Navy. After the war, he attended the University of Maine for a year and then transferred to Bowdoin as a sophomore. Following his graduation magna cum laude in 1950, he did graduate work at the University of Rochester in New York, from which he received his doctor of philosophy degree in pharmacology in 1953. He joined the faculty at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where he taught in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology until his retirement in 1982 as a full professor. He was the author of many publications in the fields of neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, behavior, psychopharmacology, and physiological psychology. He was a member of Sigma Xi and the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and was the founding president of the Responsible Growth Management Coalition. After his retirement, he lived in Florida and then in Texas and moved back to Fort Myers in 2000. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Hurlbrink Boyd, whom he married in 1964; two sons, Donald B. Boyd of Lakeland, FL, and Alan P. Boyd of Boynton Beach, FL; a sister, Norma Austin of Westbrook; and a half-brother, Harold Ferguson.