Paul D. Porter ’55

Paul D. Porter ’55 died January 15, 2015, in Houlton, Maine. 

He was born in Houlton, ME, on February 17, 1933. He prepared for college at Houlton High School, where he was valedictorian of his class. At Bowdoin, Porter was a member of Beta Theta Pi, where he served as a house manager and treasurer. He was also a member of the swim team and ROTC and active with WBOA and the Outing Club. He graduated from Bowdoin as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army and served two years active duty as signal corps officer at the Tobyhanna Signal Depot in Pennsylvania. Porter then taught math at Houlton High School before earning his master’s degree in education from Brown University. For thirty-eight years, Porter taught at Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ. During this time, he served as chairman of the math department for thirteen years, dean of studies, and assistant dean of students. He later retired to Maine with his wife of fifty-nine years, Glynn (Geyer), who survives him. He is also survived by two sons, John and Steven; four grandchildren; a sister; and two nieces.