Harry Heath Baldwin III ’40

Harry Heath Baldwin III ’40 died on January 7, 2005, in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Born on January 2, 1918, in Belmont, MA, he prepared for college at Arlington High School and Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, MA, and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1940, he became a messenger with the Merchants National Bank of Boston. During World War II, he served from 1942 to 1945 with the U.S. Army Air Forces, attaining the rank of corporal. After the war, he returned to the Merchants National Bank, which later became the New England Merchants National Bank. In 1956, he graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He became vice president of the New England Merchants National Bank, where he was employed until 1982, when he retired. He was president of the Boston chapter of the American Institute of Banking and the Bank Officers Association of Boston, was a trustee of the Symmes Arlington Hospital and the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation, and was a director of the Boston Young Men’s Christian Union and the National Municipal Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada. He was also chair of the Arlington Trust Fund Commission and an honorary member of the Massachusetts Treasurers and Collectors Association and the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, as well as chair of the First Parish Unitarian Church Standing Committee in Arlington. In Bowdoin affairs, he was 1940’s Class Agent from 1986 to 2004. Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Wright Baldwin, whom he married in 1943; two sons, Harry H. Baldwin IV ’68 of Oakton, VA, and David W. Baldwin of Arlington; two daughters, Ann B. Trudeau of Essex, MA, and Elizabeth B. Ogden of Duxbury, MA; six grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.