Ralph Elliott Kidd ’43 died on November 10, 2003, in Long Beach, California.
Born on July 3, 1921, in Lynn, MA, he prepared for college at Classical High School in Lynn and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1943, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a second lieutenant and the pilot of a B-24 Liberator bomber. He was a prisoner of war in Germany and after the war was employed for eight years with Wayne Davis Advertising in Boston, serving as copywriter, layout man, and production man. In 1954, he became assistant advertising manager at H.E. Harris and Company in Boston and a year later became an account executive with Hays Advertising Agency in Burlington, VT, where he remained employed until his retirement in 1982. For many years he was a member of the board of directors of the Champlain Valley Exposition. Surviving are his wife, Mary Anna Blackwell Kidd, whom he married in 1946; a daughter, Joyce Kidd of Long Beach; a son, Bruce Kidd of Murrieta, CA; and two grandchildren.