Walter Prior III ’51

Walter Prior III ’51 died on March 13, 2005, in Miami, Florida.

Born on May 3, 1929, in South Orange, NJ, he prepared for college at Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ, and became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1951, he did graduate work at the University of New Hampshire and received a master of arts degree in economics. In 1952, he became associated with the J. Walter Thompson Company, serving as marketing research manager of the Detroit, MI, office, as manager of the Pittsburgh, PA, office, and as an account supervisor in New York City. He became president of The Wilson Harrell Agency of Westport, CT, in 1966. From 1969 until 1971, he was a marketing consultant in Portland, consulting on all aspects of marketing. He was also a product sales manager with the Forster Manufacturing Company in Wilton before joining Ingalls Associates, Inc. in Boston, where he became senior vice president/management supervisor in 1981. In 1986, he joined the Androscoggin Savings Bank, and he became vice president of marketing in 1988. After his retirement, he moved to Florida in 1993. He was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound and of the Miles Grant Country Club in Stuart. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Lemieux Prior, whom he married in 1950; three sons, Walter Prior of Lawrence, MA, John E. Prior of Portland, and Matthew G. Prior of North Hampton, NH; two daughters, Nancy Lee Prior of Windham and Susan P. Smith of Portland, OR; a sister, Lucille P. Clark of Yarmouth; and seven grandchildren.