William Thompson Webster ’50

William Thompson Webster ’50 died on February 17, 2004, in Portland, Maine.

Born on January 2, 1925, in Augusta, he prepared for college at Cony High School and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946, attaining the rank of quartermaster 1st class. After the war he entered Bowdoin and became a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Following his graduation cum laude in 1949 as a member of the Class of 1950, he was a self-employed public accountant in Augusta until 1967, when he joined the Depositors Trust Company in Augusta, where he eventually became executive vice president. In 1983, he moved to Portland to facilitate the mergers of Depositors, Canal Bank, and Key Bank. When he retired in 1987, he was the chief administrative officer of Key Bank of Maine. For many years he was active with the American Red Cross, the Kennebec Valley Medical Center, the Kennebec Valley Mental Health Center, the Ledgewood Condominiums Board, and the Atrium at Cedars. He served as president and a director of the Maine Bridge Association and became a Silver Life Master in 1997. As a member of the United Church of Christ, he was active in the Hallowell and Augusta churches and joined Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland, serving through the years as a lay minister and as a member of the finance committee and the invested funds committee. In Bowdoin affairs he was 1950’s Planned Giving Chair, was a member of its reunion committees, and had important positions in several capital campaigns. Surviving are his wife, Constance Perkins Webster, whom he married in 1946; three sons, William T. Webster, Jr. ’72 of Brunswick, John Webster of Portland, and Robert R. Webster ’78 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; a sister, Weltha Holland of Annapolis, MD; a brother, S. Sewall Webster ’43 of Georgetown; and five grandchildren.