Leland O. Ludwig III ’52

Leland O. Ludwig III ’52 died May 3, 2014, in Houlton. He was born on October 16, 1929, in Houlton, son of the late Leland O. Ludwig Jr. ’22, and prepared for college at Houlton High School and Phillips Exeter Academy. He was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. He was employed by the Sales & Marketing Division of Texaco, Inc., at several Texaco sales and operations locations throughout New England. He eventually became treasurer of Petroleum Products, Inc., a Texaco distributor. Following his retirement, he trained with the Peace Corps in Malawi, East Central Africa, and then served as technical advisor to the U.S. Agency for International Development on special detached assignments. He was a delegate to the first Malawi/USAID International Trucking Symposium. He served on the boards of the Houlton Chamber of Commerce, Southern Aroostook Red Cross, Aroostook General Hospital and the Houlton Regional Hospital. He was chairman of the Cary Library Board of Trustees, vice chairman of the Aroostook County Planning Commission, director of Key Bank of Northern Maine, and served on the Aroostook County Finance Committee and the Houlton Budget Committee, Planning Board and Town Council. An accomplished alpine skier, he was a member of the National Association of Standard Alpine Racing, from which he received many awards, and was designated Life Member #86 of the Over the Hill Gang, Int’l., in Colorado Springs, Colo. In 1994, while racing in the Budweiser NASTAR Challenge at Snowmass, Colo., he placed 5th among Maine’s 60-69-year-old men as part of the All-Stars Rankings Program. He was also loved to kayak and fly. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Grant Ludwig; daughters Anne and Kathryn Ludwig ’81, son Frederick Ludwig, five grandchildren and sister Virginia McLaughlin.