Norman Allan Workman ’41

Norman Allan Workman ’41 died on July 20, 2006, in Portland, Oregon.

Born on April 20, 1918, in Boston, he prepared for college at Brookline (MA) High School and attended the College of William and Mary in Virginia for two years before transferring to Bowdoin in the fall of 1939 and becoming a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. Following his graduation magna cum laude in 1941 and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, he was a junior accountant in Boston with Coopers and Lybrand. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946, attaining the rank of lieutenant junior grade. After the war, he moved to Portland, OR, where he was a senior accountant with Whitfield, Stratford and Company until 1951 and a partner in Workman, Shepard and Company from 1951 to 1960, when he went into practice on his own. He served as chair of the Sylvan School District and was also for many years a trustee of Oregon Episcopal School and a trustee of the Doernbecher Guild.About 25 years ago he helped to start the local chapter of the Children’s Miracle Network. He served as president of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation from 1963 through 1985 and for many years was chair of the Golf Course Condominiums at Black Butte Ranch. He was a financial consultant and speaker in the graphic arts industry, a director of the Iron Fireman Manufacturing Company, the Electronic Supply Company, and the Portland Furniture Manufacturing Company. He was the area chairman of Bowdoin’s successful $10 million capital campaign in the 1960s and for many years was a member of the Alumni Council and the convener of the Bowdoin Club of Oregon. He was married in 1946 to Harriet P. Banfield, who died in 2003. He is survived by three sons, Stephen Workman ’69, Mark Workman, and Brian Workman, all of Portland; a daughter, Patricia W. Sims of Redwood City, CA; and seven grandchildren.