Richard Austin Hillman ’58 died February 14, 2009, in Greenville, N.C.
Richard Austin Hillman ’58 died February 14, 2009, in Greenville, N.C. He was born on April 3, 1936, in Philadelphia, and prepared for college at Radnor High School. At Bowdoin, he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. In his junior year, he was awarded the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Cup for service to the college for his work as editor-in-chief of the Bugle. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University in 1960, and then worked for two years at Penn Salt Chemicals Corp. in Pennsylvania, first as a project engineer, then as foreman. He then began what would be a long and successful career in the pharmaceutical industry, with positions at Smith Kline & French Laboratories, the Health Products Division of Rohm and Haas Company, Warren-Teed Pharmaceuticals, Adria Laboratories and Norwich-Eaton Pharmaceuticals. He served as executive director for the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States, and was an active church, choir and Rotary member. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Woods Hillman; two daughters, Kimberly Hughes and Deb Barrett; a son, Carter Hillman; and seven grandchildren.