Philip Given Good ’36 died on February 24, 2005, in Augusta.
Philip Given Good ’36 died on February 24, 2005, in Augusta. Born in Malden, MA, on December 18, 1913, he prepared for college at South Portland High School and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin, where he was an outstanding hurdler on the track team. Following his graduation cum laude in 1936, he entered Harvard Medical School, where he earned his M.D. degree in 1940. He was an intern in pediatrics in New Haven, CT, and a resident in pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL, for two years. From 1942 to 1946 he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II, attending the rank of major. After the war he began his own practice of pediatrics in Portland and served as chief of pediatrics at the Maine Medical Center from 1958 to 1968. From 1969 until 1971 he was the assistant program pediatric coordinator in Maine’s Regional Medical Program, working in Augusta, and from 1971 to 1978 he practiced pediatrics with Dr. Theodore Russell ’52 and Dr. Terrence Sheehan ’60. From 1978 until his retirement in 1993 he worked with Maine’s Department of Human Services as a pediatric consultant in the disability determination branch. He was president of his Class of 1936 and president of the Bowdoin Alumni Council in 1952-53. He was elected to the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 1983 and in 2003 became a member of the Bowdoin Sports Hall of Fame as one of the greatest athletes in the history of the College, as a hurdler on the track team who missed making the 1936 Olympic team by one hundredth of a second. He tied the world record in the 40-, 45-, and 50-yard high hurdles during his career. He was married in 1941 to Eleanor Munson, who died in 1996, and is survived by two sons, Peter M. Good ’66 of Lewiston and Mark C. Good of Lancaster, PA; a daughter, Ann M. Pare of Augusta; a sister, June G. Soule of Woolwich; and seven grandchildren.