Hallett Phillips Foster ’33

Hallett Phillips Foster ’33 died on February 5, 2004, in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.

Born on April 17, 1910, in the Maine town of Oakland, he prepared for college at Waterville High School and became a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity at Bowdoin.

Following his graduation in 1933, he was a driver for the Maine Central Transportation Company in Augusta for a year and then joined the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Philadelphia, PA. In 1938, he was transferred to Cleveland, OH, as sales manager, and in 1950 he joined W.F. Todd Associates, Inc., in Cleveland, with which he became vice president and then president and chair of the board. In 1974, he also became president of Foster-Rankin Associates, Inc. in Cleveland. He retired in 1981.

In Bowdoin affairs he was 1933’s Class Agent in the Alumni Fund from 1960 to 1964, was a Placement Bureau Aide, and was for some years president of the Bowdoin Club of Cleveland. He was a director of the Cuyahoga County Insurance Board, the Cleveland Skating Club, the Shaker Heights Dads Club, the Hudson Skating Club, the United Way of Cleveland, and the First Church of Christ Scientist.

He was married in 1940 to Virginia Crowe, who died in 1984, and was married again in 1986 to Gwen Minton, who survives him, as do a son, John H. Foster of New York City; two grandchildren; three step- grandchildren; and a great-grandson.