Murdoch Matheson Johnson II ’45

Murdoch Matheson Johnson II ’45 died on November 2, 2005, in Rockland, Maine.

Born on March 20, 1923, in Framingham, MA, he prepared for college at Tabor Academy in Marion, MA, and attended Bowdoin in 1941-42, becoming a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. In September of 1942, he went on active duty with the U.S. Navy during World War II, in which he served on a PT boat in the South Pacific and was awarded a Purple Heart. For 40 years, he was the treasurer of the United Laundry Company in Boston, living in Marion. He was a member of the Kittansett Golf Club in Marion and the Braeburn Country Club in Newton, MA. After retiring in 1985, he moved to Maine and lived in South Thomaston. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Whitney Johnson, whom he married in 1945; two sons, Murdoch M. Johnson III of North Easton, MA, and Richard W. Johnson of Santa Rosa, CA; a sister, Dorothy Preston of Greenwich, CT; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.