George Newton Swallow III ’43

George Newton Swallow III ’43 died on January 10, 2006, in Largo, Florida.

Born on November 15, 1920, in North Chelmsford, MA, he prepared for college at Chelmsford High School and became a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1939 to 1942. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces, attaining the rank of technical sergeant and being awarded the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters for his service in the Pacific. After the war, he returned to Bowdoin in 1947 and, following his graduation in 1949 as a member of the Class of 1943, he lived in Australia for several years. He was treasurer of the A-BA Company, a family-owned retail oil company in Chelmsford, from 1953 to 1965, when he became a social worker with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Chelmsford. He retired in 1982. He was a member of the Chelmsford Lions Club, which he served as secretary and president. He was also a district governor with the Lions in 1968-69 and state council treasurer for the Lions in Massachusetts in 1974-75. He was married in 1946 to Margaret Ryan, who died in 1982. He is survived by his second wife, JoAnn Conrey; two stepsons, K.C. Mark Conrey II and Dr. John E. Conrey; two sisters, Sallie L. Delmore and Jeanne L. McAndrew; and four grandchildren.