Harold N. Burnham Jr. ’48

Harold N. Burnham Jr. ’48 died July 31, 2013, at his home in Raymond. He was born in Portland on March 21, 1927, son of the late Harold N. Burnham Sr. of the Class of 1911, and graduated from Deering High School. He graduated cum laude from Bowdoin and taught at Scattergood Friends School in Iowa. A devout Quaker, he chose to serve nine months in prison as a conscientious objector in 1949. He went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1959. After completing an internship at Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington, Vt., and a residency at Maine Medical Center, he moved to Kentucky and worked at Miners’ Memorial Hospital in West Virginia. In 1963, he moved to Gorham and established a private practice in family medicine. After retiring from private practice in 1986, he worked for the Mercy Hospital Chemical Dependency Program. He is survived by Phyllis Dorn Burnham, his wife since 1958; son Jonathan; daughter Margo; two grandsons; and brother William S. Burnham ’52.

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