Harry Waldemar Hultgren, Jr. ’40 died on July 7, 2009, in West Hartford, Connecticut, after a brief illness.
He was born July 30, 1917, in New Britain, Conn., and prepared for college at William H. Hall High School. At Bowdoin, where he studied economics, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He missed his college graduation to join the Naval Reserve as a midshipman during World War II. He served primarily on submarine duty in the Pacific Theater, including India and Western Australia aboard the USS Narwhal, USS Bowfin and USS Carbonaro. He attained the rank of lieutenant commander, and was awarded a Unit Citation and Combat Insignia with two gold stars. He graduated from the University of Connecticut Law School in 1948 and established the firm of Steele, Cheney and Hultgren in 1949. He served as the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut from 1958 to 1961, later forming the firm Levin and Hultgren in 1961. He returned to civil service as an assistant state attorney for Connecticut. He was an avid golfer, a member of the Farmington Country Club and later Rockledge Golf Club in West Hartford for many years. He is survived by a sister, Marjorie Bolton; a daughter, Diane H. Bennett; two sons, Lance R. Hultgren and Philip B. Hultgren; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased in 2005 by Jean Hamilton Hultgren, his wife of 60 years.