Winthrop Brooks Holt Walker ’36

Winthrop Brooks Holt Walker ’36 died on December 29, 2003, in Harrisville, New Hampshire.

Born on September 23, 1914, in Portland, he prepared for college at Portland High School and became a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1936, he entered Harvard Law School, from which he was graduated in 1939. After a year as a clerk with Locke, Campbell, and Reed in Augusta, he served in the U.S. Navy for five years in World War II, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander and becoming commander of the U.S.S. Broome. After the war, he was an associate for a year with Jordan & Jordan in Portland, and then joined the Canal National Bank, where he became a vice- president before joining the Rockland- Atlas National Bank in Boston in 1959. Beginning in 1961, he was with the State Street Bank and Trust Company in Boston, eventually retiring as first vice president. He was a trustee of Connecticut General Mortgage and Realty Investments for many years, beginning in 1970, and beginning in 1960 was a trustee, treasurer, and chair of the investment committee with the Boston Hospital for Women. He was an incorporator of the Maine Medical Center and the Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary and a director of the Keystone Massachusetts Group. Also active in the Boston Chamber of Commerce and the United Way, he was a trustee and member of the Maine Medical Center Investment Committee, a consultant for the Home for Aged Women in Portland, a trustee of Concord Academy, and a trustee of the Unitarian Church in Peterborough, NH. In Bowdoin affairs, he was a Class Agent for 1936 in the Alumni Fund in 1939-40 and again from 1961 to 1965, was a member of the Board of Overseers from 1966 to 1970, and was a member of the Board of Trustees from 1970 to 1986, when he was elected a trustee emeritus. Surviving are his wife, Sidney Smith Walker, whom he married in 1944; two daughters, Margaret V. Walker and Sidney L. Walker; and three grandchildren.