Roger Weare Bragdon ’43

Roger Weare Bragdon ’43 died on June 15, 2007, in Bath, Maine.

Born in New York City on February 1, 1922, he prepared for college at York High School in Maine and became a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in January of 1943, he served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, including service with the 328th Regiment of the 26th Yankee Division in combat in the Ardennes counter- offensive and the relief of Bastogne. He received a master of arts degree from Columbia University in NewYork in 1948 and did graduate work at the Sorbonne and the University of Rennes in France. He taught at a number of private secondary schools in New England andVirginia, including Fryeburg Academy and Vermont Academy, where he taught French, Spanish, and Latin and was chair of the department of foreign languages. In 1975, he joined the faculty at Morse High School and taught there until 1993. He was the author of Down-Easter: Building a Model of the Benjamin F. Packard and The Henry B. Hyde, Down Easter. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Babcock Bragdon, whom he married in 1946; three daughters, Joanna Bragdon, Sarah Bragdon ’78, and Elisabeth Siek; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.