James Donald Crowell ’35 died on February 10, 2005, in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Born on December 27, 1912, in Glen Ridge, NJ, he prepared for college at Glen Ridge High School and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1935, he did graduate work in business, mathematics, and mathematics statistics for three years while serving as a clerk with the Commercial Investment Trust in New York City. In 1937, he became an actuarial assistant with the Colonial Life Insurance Company in Jersey City, NJ. During World War II, he served from 1941 to 1946 in the U.S. Army, becoming first lieutenant. After the war, he became an actuarial assistant with the Veterans Administration in Washington, DC, and from 1951 to 1971, he was an actuary with the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington. Following his retirement in 1971, he moved to Hilton Head Island. He was married in 1943 to Elizabeth Selby, who died in 1963.