William Cobb Wiswall ’47 died on February 8, 2007, in Boston, Mass.
William Cobb Wiswall ’47 died on February 8, 2007, in Boston, Mass. Born on November 3, 1924, in Newton, Mass., he prepared for college at Wellesley (Mass.) High School and Governor Dummer Academy in South Byfield, Mass. From 1943 to 1945 during World War II, he was in the Navy’s V-12 Program at Bates College in Lewiston and became an ensign. He entered Bowdoin in 1946 and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. Following his graduation in September of 1947. he graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1951. He served in the U.S.Army Medical Corps from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean conflict, attaining the rank of lieutenant. He was a pediatrician in Lynnfield, Mass., and later also in Peabody, Mass., serving from 1955 until he retired in 2002. He was the chief of pediatrics at Lynn Union Hospital for more than 20 years, was president of the medical staff at North Shore Children’s Hospital, and was the Middleton school physician for more than 30 years. He was a clinical instructor of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. In Lynnfield, he served for 26 years on the board of the Center Water district, as well as serving as a library trustee. He was a member of the Edgartown Golf Club and the Salem Country Club and a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Surviving are his wife, Judith Birchenough Wiswall; a son, William C. Wiswall, Jr. of Lynnfield, Mass.; three daughters, Carol T. Actman of Palm Harbor, Fla., Lucy Wiswall of Austin, Texas, and Martha C. Wiswall of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.