Lawrence D. Clark, Jr. ’51

Lawrence D. Clark, Jr. ’51 died on October 25, 2008, in Portland, Maine.

Born April 9, 1927, he prepared for college at South Portland High School and Portland Junior College. After graduating from Bowdoin, where he was a member of Alpha Kappa Sigma fraternity, he earned a degree from the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in 1953. He began his career as vicar of St. Barnabas Church in Rumford and was ordained as a priest in 1954. He was elected rector at St. Barnabas in 1966 and remained in that position until 1974, when he was elected rector of St. Dunstan’s Church in Ellsworth, where he served until his retirement. He was a trustee of the Rumford Public Library, a board member and later president of the Rumford Community Center, a director of the Tri-County Mental Health Association, and a member and officer of a local professional men’s literary club. In Ellsworth, he was a member and president of the Hancock County Mental Health Association, was a charter member of the Susan W. Stinson Memorial Scholarships, and served as vice chairman of the Diocese of Maine’s Acadia Regional Council. He also established Merestead summer camp and, later, Camp Bishopswood.