Robert K. Windsor ’55 died on January 12, 2012, in Sandusky, Ohio.
He was born on September 17, 1933, in Philadelphia, and prepared for Bowdoin at Pierre S. duPont High School and Goldey Business College. As a high school senior, he was the Delaware winner of the “Voice of Democracy” contest. After graduating from Bowdoin, where he was a member of Chi Psi fraternity, he worked at Bell Telephone, then joined the Army in 1956 and served to captain. He also studied market research at Columbia University. As operations manager at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, he met with Pres. Richard Nixon in 1971 at a special meeting with member of the American Society of Association Executives at the White House. He resigned that position in 1975 and bought a manor house outside Edinburgh, Scotland, to operate as a country house hotel. He sold it in 1979, and became executive vice president of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and editor of Journal of Physical Education and Recreation. In 1981, he was appointed executive director and international secretary of the Administrative Management Society, and in 1997 was appointed executive director of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing. He held ﬁve U.S. patents and one Canadian. He was the father of David Kennedy Windsor.