Malcolm Elmer Morrell, Jr. ’49

Malcolm Elmer Morrell, Jr. ’49 died on June 17, 2005, in Bangor, Maine.

Born on August 25, 1927, in Portland, he prepared for college at Brunswick High School and Fryeburg Academy and attended Bowdoin from June of 1945 to November of that year, becoming a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. After serving in the U.S. Navy for nearly a year as a seaman 2nd class, he returned to the College in September of 1946. Following his graduation in June of 1949, he entered Boston University School of Law, from which he was graduated in 1952. After two years of service in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, he joined Eaton, Peabody, Bradford, and Veague in Bangor, with which he remained for nearly 50 years, serving as president from 1981 to 1991 and as chairman of the firm from 1991 to 2001. He was the head of the firm’s labor and employment department until 1999. He was a member of the Maine State Bar Association, a member and past president of the Penobscot County Bar Association, and a member of the American Bar Association. For more than 28 years, he was clerk of the Bangor Publishing Company. He also served as its general counsel, was a director of Eastern Maine Healthcare from 1986 to 2004, and served as a trustee and moderator of All Souls Congregational Church in Bangor. He also served as president of the United Way of the Penobscot Valley and the Bangor Children’s Home. He was a past president of the Rotary Club of Bangor and a Paul Harris Fellow, and had served as a trustee and vice president of Maine Central Institute. Also a past president of the Bangor YMCA and the recipient of its 2004 Hall of Fame Award, he was active with the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Buck’s Harbor Yacht Club, the Blue Water Sailing Club, the MDI Yacht Club, and the Sugarloaf Ski Club. In Bowdoin affairs, he was president of the Alumni Association in 1972-73 and a member of Bowdoin’s Board of Overseers from 1974 to 1986. He was also a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason. Surviving are his wife, Miriam Olson Morrell, whom he married in 1952; a son, Stephen G. Morrell ’75 of Brunswick; two daughters, Catherine M. Ambo of Greenfield, MA, and Susan G. Morrell of Amherst, NH; a brother, John B. Morrell ’52 of Owings Mills, MD; and six grandchildren.