Lawrence Clark Bickford ’61

Lawrence Clark Bickford ’61 died on May 14, 2006, in Prescott, Arizona.

Born on February 5, 1939, in Aguirre, Puerto Rico, he prepared for college at Adams (MA) Memorial High School and became a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in June of 1962 as a member of the Class of 1961, he served in the U.S. Army for two years, attaining the rank of specialist 4th class.After two years as a personnel assistant and administrator with the New Jersey Zinc Company in New York City, he became the assistant director of personnel with the Tennessee Corporation in New York. In 1968 he became the supervisor of research with the American Management Association, and in 1970 he became a research consultant with McKinsey and Company. In 1973 he joined Frederic W. Cook and Company in New York shortly after that firm’s inception as executive compensation consultants. He was a consultant and partner and served also as vice president and treasurer. He was on the advisory board of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals. He was a member of the Croton Planning Board and the Master Plan Committee in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Following his retirement he moved to Prescott, where he was involved in the Prescott Audubon Society (serving as its president for the past three years), the Nature Conservancy, the Prescott Creeks Preservation Association, the Prescott Area Tennis Association, and the LeagueofWomenVoters.InBowdoinaffairs, he was the secretary for the Class of 1961, was 1961’s Class Agent in the Alumni Fund from 1969 to 1977, served as a BASIC representative and chairman, was a capital campaign volunteer, and was a member of 1961’s Reunion Planning Committee in this 45th Reunion year. He was also a member of Bowdoin’s Alumni Council. Surviving are his wife, Ann Kidder Bickford, whom he married in 1964; a son, David L. Bickford of Phoenix; a daughter, Jill Ann Roberts of Farmington Hills, MI; and two granddaughters.