Pierson Clement Irwin, Jr. ’39

Pierson Clement Irwin, Jr. ’39 died on March 12, 2006, in Morrisville, Vermont.

Born on August 4, 1916, in Chicago, IL, he prepared for college at Bronxville High School in New York and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1939, he was the west coast representative of Wilkinson Rubber Linotex in Monrovia, CA, for three years and then was an industrial engineer with Alcoa in Los Angeles, CA, from 1942 to 1946. In that year, he became president of Irwin-Harrisons & Whitney, Inc., the family tea-importing business in Bronxville. As president of the Tea Association of the United States, he traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and the eastern part of Africa. He retired in 1979 and moved to Vermont, where he lived in Greensboro until 1998, when he moved to Stowe. Surviving are his wife, Harriett Corbett Irwin, whom he married in 1942; two sons, Peter A. Irwin and Keith C. Irwin; a brother, John Irwin; and a grandson.