Philip Conway Beam

Philip Conway Beam, who joined the Bowdoin faculty in 1936 and retired in 1982 as the Henry Johnson Professor of Art and Archaeology, died on December 25, 2005, in Lewiston, Maine.

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Gerard J. Breault

Gerard J. Breault, an Instructor in French between 1957-59 and an Assistant Professor of Romance Languages between 1959-61, died on February 5, 2020, in State College, Pennsylvania. Continue reading

Sherri Cooper

Sherri Cooper, Coastal Studies Center scholar-in-residence and adjunct assistant professor from 2006-07, died on November 23, 2015, in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. Continue reading

L. Dodge Fernald

L. Dodge Fernald, instructor 1960-61, Professor of Psychology, 1962-67; coach of varsity skiing, freshman soccer, and freshman lacrosse, died on March 1, 2017, in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
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William S. Flash

William S. Flash, a former instructor (1952-1954) and assistant professor (1954-1956) in the government department, died on September 9, 2015, in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Continue reading

Edward S. Gilfillan Jr.

Edward S. Gilfillan Jr.former director of Bowdoin’s Marine Research Station and adjunct professor and lecturer in the environmental studies program from 1977-2001 (emeritus 2001), died on December 14, 2017, in Harpswell, Maine.

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Kevin B. Herbert

Kevin B. Herbert, a former assistant professor of classics at Bowdoin (1955-1962), died on February 10, 2015, in University City, Missouri.

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Dana W. Mayo

Dana W. Mayo, Charles Weston Pickard Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, died on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at his home in Topsham, Maine after a long illness.
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Richard E. Morgan ’59

Richard E. Morgan ’59, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Constitutional Law and an esteemed and active member of the faculty for 45 years, died on November 13, 2014, at the age of 77. Continue reading

Paul Luther Nyhus

Paul Luther Nyhus, former dean of students, former dean of the college, and Frank Andrew Munsey Professor of History Emeritus, died on August 17, 2005, in Brunswick, Maine.

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Mary Brown Parlee

Mary Brown Parlee, former visiting professor of women’s studies on the Tallman Foundation, 1992-93, died on June 27, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Edward Pols

Edward Pols, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Emeritus, died on August 14, 2005, in Brunswick, Maine.

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James D. Redwine, Jr.

James D. Redwine, Jr., Edward Little Professor of the English Language and Literature and Honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association, died on March 22, 2023, in Brunswick, Maine. Continue reading

Olin S. Robison

Olin S. Robison, former Bowdoin provost, dean of the faculty, and senior lecturer in government from 1970-1975, died on October 22, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Leslie C. Shaw

Leslie C. Shaw, visiting assistant  professor of anthropology, died on August 29, 2012, in Portland, Maine from complications following surgery at Maine Medical Center.

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William D. Shipman

William D. Shipman, Adams-Catlin Professor of Economics Emeritus and a member of the Bowdoin faculty from 1957-1991, died on April 10, 2016, in Seattle, Washington. Continue reading

James E. Ward III

James E. Ward III, Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, dean of the college, and former director of the Senior Center program, died on November 11, 2013, in Brunswick, Maine following a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Continue reading

William Bolling Whiteside

William Bolling Whiteside, Bowdoin’s Frank Munsey Professor of History Emeritus and an honorary member of the Bowdoin College Alumni Association, died on November 25, 2007, in Yarmouth, Maine.

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