John Briggs Morrell ’52 died on August 31, 2006, in Owings Mills, Maryland.
Born on September 12, 1929, in Portland, the son of Bowdoin Athletic Director Malcolm E. Morrell ’24 and Edna Briggs Morrell, he prepared for college at Brunswick High School and Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and became a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1952 he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict for two years. He joined the State Street Bank and Trust Company in Boston in 1954 and eventually served as vice president of business development and senior vice president of international banking. In 1978 he became president and chief executive officer of the Commercial Credit International Banking Corporation and corporate senior vice president until 1988. He was affiliated with the Bankers Association for Foreign Trade, National and Regional Export Expansion Councils, and the American Management Association. Upon his retirement from banking, he co-founded a video production company,AVK Imprints,Inc., with his wife, Lynn. He also directed tennis programs for the Baltimore Tennis Patrons and coached tennis for the Friends School and Oldfields School. In 1973 he completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University Business School. He was a past president of the Bowdoin Club of Boston and served as a member of the Bowdoin Alumni Council. He was also a member of the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA, the Essex Country Club in Manchester, MA, and the Bolton Hill Swim and Tennis Club in Baltimore, MD. Surviving are his wife, Lynn Oehrig Morrell, whom he married in 1980; three daughters, Sarah Morrell of Providence, RI., Jane M. Donnelly of Rockport, MA, and Carolyn M. Raisner ’85 of Marblehead, MA; and three grandchildren.