Robert Stephenson Doughty ’47 died on June 27, 2007, in Pasadena, California.
Born on July 3, 1926, in Portland, Maine, he prepared for college at Falmouth High School. In September of his freshman year at Bowdoin, he left to serve in the U.S. Army. He served with a combat infantry division in two major battles in Germany during his two years of active duty and graduated from the Army Finance School at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana. He returned to the College in October of 1946 and, following his graduation in 1949 as a member of the Class of 1947, studied accounting for two years at Boston University and was for four years an accountant with the Hotel Avery in Boston. After a year in Chicago, Ill., in a general accounting office, he joined Union Oil in Chicago, remaining in that area until 1955, when he became a computer programmer with Union Oil Company of California in Los Angeles. He retired in 1984. For more than 45 years, he was a member of the American Contract Bridge League. He established the Robert S. Doughty Scholarship Fund at the College in 1986, with preference given to Cumberland County students attending Bowdoin. Surviving are two brothers, Moulton Doughty of Old Saybrook, Conn., and David Doughty of Falmouth Foreside, and several nieces and nephews.