Roger E. Conklin ’51

Roger E. Conklin ’51 died November 17, 2013, at his home in Thomasville, Ga. He was born in High Point, N.C., on March 18, 1926, and prepared for college at Curtis High School and the Peddie School. He served in the American Field Service in Burma during World War II, then attended Bowdoin College from 1946 to 1948. He moved to New York City in 1948 and worked as a manufacturer’s representative. From 1954 to 1969 he worked for the Boss Manufacturing Company, was appointed as the company’s European representative and moved his growing family to the Hague, Netherlands, in 1963, and then to Oslo, Norway, in 1968. He returned to Untied States in 1969, and worked for Boss until he started his own business as a global manufacturer’s representative for safety products. He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Harriet Carrie Waller Conklin; sons Charles and William Conklin; daughters Martha, Margaret, and Alice Conklin; and six grandchildren.

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