Lawrence Lewis ’49

Lawrence Lewis ’49 died on October 31, 2005, in Sorrento, Maine.

Born on April 9, 1928, in New Haven, CT, he prepared for college at the Pomfret School in Connecticut and attended Princeton University in the summer of 1945. In the winter of 1946, he entered Bowdoin and became a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. Following his graduation in 1950 as a member of the Class of 1949, he did graduate work at the University of Maine, from which he received a master of education degree in 1957. He was the principal of the Milbridge High School in Maine from 1952 to 1956, a guidance director at Belfast High School from 1957 to 1963, and superintendent of schools in Union 90, which includes the towns of Milford, Greenbush, Alton, Bradley, and Greenfield for many years, beginning in 1963. He served as president of the Maine Personnel and Guidance Association and the Maine School Superintendents Association. He was the executive officer with the Southern Penobscot Regional Program for Exceptional Children, an effort started more than 25 years ago to consolidate special education programs, and he was involved in a subcommittee for children with cerebral palsy. Surviving are his wife, Cathy Kindborn Lewis; three sons, Lawrence Lewis, Shawn Murphy, and Ryan Murphy; and two daughters, Susan Lewis Hodgkins, and Heather DuBois.