Carl F. Anderson Jr. ’51

Carl F. Anderson Jr. ’51 died November 10, 2011, in Guilford, Conn. He was born on September 24, 1924, in Hamden, Conn., and prepared for college at Hopkins Grammar School and Hamden High School. Continue reading

Edward M. Brown ’51

Edward M. Brown ’51 died September 20, 2013, in Wakefield, R.I. He was born in Spring Lake, N.J., on May 8, 1929, and prepared for college at Pembroke Hill School and the Kent School. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He also studied classical languages at Columbia University and served to lieutenant in the Coast Guard. Continue reading

Robert Burns ’51

Robert Burns ’51 died June 29, 2011, at his home in Rockport, Mass. He was born in Portland on April 20, 1929, and prepared for Bowdoin at Deering High School and Portland Junior College. He attended Bowdoin for two months, then served to private first Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Paul W. Costello Sr. ’51

Paul W. Costello Sr. ’51 died March 16, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. He was born in Brooklyn on December 24, 1927, and prepared for college at Atlantic City (N.J.) High School, New Hampton (N.H.) School, and Hill School, where he wrestled and played hockey and football. Continue reading

Charles R. Forker ’51

Charles R. Forker ’51, professor of English emeritus at Indiana University, died February 15, 2014, in Bloomington, Ind. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on March 11, 1927, and prepared for college at Peabody High School and Western Reserve Academy, where he studied piano and wrote a one-movement piano concerto. He graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a James Bowdoin Scholar, and a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Continue reading

Henry E. Hanson ’51

Henry E. Hanson ’51 died August 28, 2013, in Brockton, Mass. He was born in Providence, R.I., on February 18, 1926, and prepared for college at South Hadley High School. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and a World War II Navy veteran.

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Leopold F. King Jr. ’51

Leopold F. King Jr. ’51 died November 5, 2011, in Lowell, Mass. He was born in Lowell, on March 23, 1930, son of the late Dr. Leo F. King ’22, and prepared for college at Keith Academy. Continue reading

Richard J. McCarthy ’51

Richard J. McCarthy ’51 died November 20, 2013, in Salem, Mass. He was born in Melrose, Mass., on October 12, 1923, and prepared for college at Malden (Mass.) High School and Dean Academy. Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and was stationed for three years in Hawaii. Following his discharge as a sergeant, he did a prep year at Dean before entering Bowdoin, where he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. Continue reading

Robert G. McGowan ’51

Robert G. McGowan ’51 died February 26, 2013, in St. Louis.  He was born in Waterville, on May 17, 1929, and prepared for college at Phillips Exeter Academy. He attended Bowdoin from 1947 to 1949, where he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity and an All-American swimmer. Continue reading

George G. J. Richter ’51

George G. J. Richter ’51 died August 12, 2012, in Miami, Fla. He was born on September 2, 1924, in Seymour, Conn., and prepared for Bowdoin at Richmond (Maine) High School and the University of Maine. Continue reading

Albert M. Rogers ’51

Albert M. Rogers ’51 died September 10, 2014, in Rockland. He was born in Rockland on May 17, 1929. He contracted polio in second grade but recovered enough to return to school after several months. He went on to attend Fort Fairfield (Maine) High School and Rockland (Maine) High School. Continue reading

Robert W. Scull ’51

Robert W. Scull ’51 died January 16, 2012, in Wicomico Church, Va. He was born on December 24, 1927, in Anderson, Ind., and prepared for college at South Portland High School and Fryeburg Academy. Continue reading

Herbert A. Seaman ’51

Herbert A. Seaman ’51 died in 2015 in Waldport, Oregon. Unfortunately, the College has no other information at this time.

Joseph D. Vacchiano ’51

Joseph D. Vacchiano ’51 died January 16, 2014, at his home in Westbrook, of pancreatic cancer. He was born on August 12, 1929, in Yarmouth, and graduated from South Portland High School. He attended Bowdoin from 1947 to 1950, a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. Continue reading