Peter T. Poor ’50

Peter T. Poor ’50 died October 11, 2007, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  He was born on January 31, 1925, in New York City and prepared for college at Browne and Nichols and the New Preparatory School. He joined the Naval Reserves before completing his studies, and served as a sonar operator aboard a destroyer from 1943 to 1946, then fulfilled his college entrance requirements after he was discharged. He was a member of Delta Sigma fraternity, a production advisor for Masque & Gown, and publicity director for Bowdoin on the Air (WBOA). After graduating from Bowdoin, he started a successful career in the theater, serving as assistant treasurer of the Brattle Theatre Co. in Cambridge, Mass., for one year after graduation, then six years as a producer and director at The Playhouse in Nantucket. He went on to become the owner and director of the Straight Wharf Theater in Nantucket. He then began a career in education, working first as an instructor at the Tilton School in New Hampshire, then the Lealand Powers School in Boston, and finally as an associate professor of English and assistant to the dean of the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. He also served on the board of the Hinckley School in Maine. He attended graduate school at the University of New Brunswick in 1971. He maintained an interest in drama, directing a documentary series on CBS in the late 1960s, and returning to the theater in 1981 when he joined the Theater-by-the-Sea in Portsmouth, N.H.