Philip Lincoln Slayton ’44 died on March 17, 2009, in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
He was born in Boston on April 22, 1923, and prepared for college at Mansfield (Mass.) Senior High School. At Bowdoin, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and Masque and Gown. He studied Engineering at Louisiana State University as a member of the Army Engineering Corps and interrupted his studies to serve in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. He attained the rank of sergeant laying oil pipeline along the Ledo Road in India through the Himalayan Mountains, known as “The Hump,” and the Burma Road in China. He was hired by Monsanto in 1944 and remained with the company until his retirement 39 years later. After retiring to Boothbay Harbor, he served on the boards of the YMCA and the Boothbay Region Land Trust. He is survived by Jean “Meme” Wellingford Slayton, his wife of 60 years; four sons, Richard Slayton ’73, Roger Slayton ’75, Jeffrey Slayton, and Robert Slayton ’85; eight grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.