Skip to main content

This website is no longer being updated. Visit Dartmouth Now for all news published after June 7, 2010.

Dartmouth News
>  News Releases >   2004 >   September

Memorial Service Announced for President Emeritus David T. McLaughlin

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 09/04/04 • Contact Roland Adams or Laurel Stavis (603) 646-3661

HANOVER, N.H. – A memorial service for David T. McLaughlin, former President of Dartmouth College, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in Rollins Chapel on the Dartmouth campus.

A reception will follow the service at the Top of the Hop in the Hopkins Center, also on the Dartmouth campus.

Mr. McLaughlin, of Newbury, N.H., died August 25 at the age of 72, of natural causes in Dillingham, Alaska, during a fishing trip with friends and his two sons. He was a member of the Dartmouth Class of 1954 and the Tuck School of Business Class of 1955. (Complete obituary for David T. McLaughlin, 14th President of Dartmouth)

Mr. McLaughlin served as Dartmouth's President from 1981 to 1987, having previously chaired the College's Board of Trustees during his business career. After leaving Dartmouth, he served a wide range of nonprofit and corporate organizations in a governing or executive capacity, and was particularly well known for his work with The Aspen Institute from 1987-97, first as Chairman and then as President and CEO, the American Red Cross, as Chairman from 2001- 2004, and Viacom Inc., as a Director from 1979-2004 (includes service with affiliated entities Westinghouse and CBS).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the "David T. McLaughlin D '54 TU '55 Memorial Fund," Dartmouth College, Office of Donor Relations, 6066 Development Office, Hanover, N.H. 03755. For directions to the service and for more information, call 603-646-3749.

Dartmouth has television (satellite uplink) and radio (ISDN) studios available for domestic and international live and taped interviews. For more information, call 603-646-3661 or see our Radio, Television capability webpage.

Recent Headlines from Dartmouth News: