Mark Edson Hamlin ’36

Mark Edson Hamlin ’36 died on July 30, 2004, in Gorham, New Hampshire.

Born in Milan, NH, on October 6, 1914, he prepared for college at Gould Academy in Bethel and became a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation cum laude in 1936, he studied law at Boston University for a year and then joined the Berlin Grain Company in New Hampshire as manager. He then joined the Brown Company in Berlin, NH, where he was employed for 37 years, retiring in 1979 as assistant woods manager. He became a registered professional forester, was elected an honorary life member of the Northeastern Loggers Association, and was the recipient of the Outstanding Service to the Forest Industry Award. He was a trustee of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and a member of the Board of Registration for Professional Foresters. In Berlin, he served as police commissioner, as president of the Economic Development Council, and as a director for 17 years of the Berlin City Bank. He was a member of the American Pulpwood Association and the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association. He was a trustee of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, served as chair of the Coos County Cooperative Extension Service and as chair of the Rural Area Development Group, and was a member of the North Country Council and the Berlin Planning Board. He was a member of the U.C.C. Congregational Church in Berlin, where he served as deacon and as a trustee. He was married in 1938 to Audrey L. Brann, who died in 1997, and is survived by two sons, Bruce Hamlin of Falmouth and Robert Hamlin of Camano Island, WA; a daughter, Tracey Hamlin-Landry of Kingston, NH; eight grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.