Kenneth Lewis Dorman ’35

Kenneth Lewis Dorman ’35 died on December 13, 2005, in Acton, Maine.

Born on November 14, 1910, in Salem, MA, he prepared for college at Salem High School and the Chauncey Hall School in Boston. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for two years before transferring to Bowdoin as a member of the junior class in September of 1933. He became a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity, and after graduating from Bowdoin as a member of the Class of 1935, he returned to M.I.T. and received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering in 1936. He also received a certificate in textile dyeing from Lowell Textile. After serving as an assistant head chemist with Pacific Mills Print Works in Lawrence, MA, until 1939, he was the plant manager with the Interchemical Corporation in Paterson, N.J., for seven years, followed by six years as vice president and plant manager with Little Chemical Company in Paterson. In 1952, he moved to Sanford, where he became the technical director with the Franklin Process Company. From 1958 until his retirement in 1975, he was manager of Industrial Dyestaff Company, a family owned business in East Providence, RI. For many years, he was superintendent of the agricultural building at the Acton Fair. He was a member of the Libby Family Association and had served as president of the Acton- Shapleigh Historical Society. He was also a member of the East Providence Rotary Club and the Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of all the bodies in both the York Rite and the Scottish Rite of the Masons and the Kora Temple Shrine in Lewiston. Surviving are his wife, Marian Dowst Dorman, whom he married in 1938; two daughters, Judith Moulton of Burke, VA, and Priscilla Kirby of Natick, MA; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.