John Prescott Emmons ’31

John Prescott Emmons ’31 died on January 14, 2003, in Keene, New Hampshire.

Born on May 3, 1908, in Dorchester, MA, he prepared for college at Brookline (MA) High School, attended Harvard College in 1925-26, and entered Bowdoin in September of 1928 as a member of the sophomore class. He became a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and after graduating cum laude in 1931 joined the Norfolk City Trust Company in Brookline. From 1939 until 1942 he was an accountant with R. Holdsworth & Company in Boston. During World War II, he served from 1942 to 1945 in the U.S. Army Air Forces, attaining the rank of corporal. He did graduate work at Cornell University in New York, where he was a graduate preceptor, devoting half of his time to work in the guidance program for freshmen and sophomores and the other half to graduate study. Through the years, he worked in the accounting and auditing areas, ending with a position at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, from which he retired in 1991. His first marriage in 1944 to Flora Mitchell ended in divorce. He married Dorothy Briggs in 1964, and is survived by several step-children and step-grandchildren.