Hunter S. Frost ’47

Hunter S. Frost ’47 died on December 16, 2009, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He was born on October 15, 1925, in New York City, the son of John W. Frost ’04, and prepared for college at Pleasantville (N.Y.) High School and Kimball Union Academy. A member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, he graduated from Bowdoin in 1948 after serving as an aviation cadet in the Army Air Corps, but he remained a member of the class of 1946. He did post- graduate studies at Manchester University in England and Colegio Mayore de Santa Cruz en Valladolid, and then taught Spanish the Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs for three years. For the next 11 years, he worked for Dancer Fitzgerald Sample, rising to the position of account manager, while pursuing his love of drawing at the Art Students League of New York. He earned a master’s degree from New York University in 1966 and took some courses toward a doctorate degree in English before returning to Fountain Valley to teach English, Spanish, photography, and drama. In 1973, he was awarded a fellowship from the Ballantine Fund for the Humanities to London, New York, and Paris with the purpose of catching up on activities in the theater world. He served as a board member of the Colorado Springs Symphony Association from 1969 to 1972. In 1982, he retired to southern Connecticut, where he taught photography for ten years at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan before moving back to Colorado Springs. He wrote several books, including Looking Over My Shoulder, Around the World with No Hassles, and a biography of the artist Boardman Robinson. He is survived by Carolyn Aldrich Frost, his wife of 56 years; two sons, Daniel Frost and William Frost; a daughter, Juliana Frost; three grandchildren; and a brother, Stevens L. Frost ’42. He was predeceased by another brother, William Frost ’38.