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Bowdoin’s Rhodes Scholars

The Rhodes Scholarships were established in 1903 to provide funds for international students from the English speaking world to attend Oxford University. This intensely competitive scholarship was the dream of Cecil J. Rhodes, British ex-patriot and South African empire-builder.

The offices for the College's facilities management and security departments are housed in the former Bath Street Primary School, acquired from the town of Brunswick in 1946. The building was renamed Rhodes Hall after three of the elementary school's students who later received Rhodes scholarships. Two, Robert P.T. Coffin and Edward B. Ham, were also Bowdoin graduates; the third was Brunswick native Allen S. Johnson.

These twenty Bowdoin graduates, including Roger Howell, the tenth President of the College, have received Rhodes Scholarships. The list is arranged chronologically.

Rhodes Hall
Rhodes Hall (1967)

1900-1919 | 1920-1939 | 1940-1959 | 1960-1979 | 1980-1999 | 2000-2019

 

1904

David R. Porter (Bowdoin 1906), Religious educator.

1912

Robert Hale (Bowdoin 1910), Lawyer and Congressman from Maine.

1913

Edward E. Kern (Bowdoin 1911), Private secretary.

1915

Laurence A. Crosby (Bowdoin 1913), Lawyer and business executive.

1916

Robert P.T. Coffin (Bowdoin 1915), Poet and Bowdoin professor.

1917

Neal Tutle (Bowdoin 1914), School athletic director.

1920

Philip D. Crockett (Bowdoin 1920), Business executive.

1922

Alexander Thomson (Bowdoin 1921), Educator.

1923

Edward B. Ham (Bowdoin 1922), Educator.

1926

Lawrence B. Leighton (Bowdoin 1925), Educator.

1929

Dana M. Swan (Bowdoin 1929), Lawyer.

1931

James P. Pettegrove (Bowdoin 1930), Educator.

1948

Richard L. Chittim (Bowdoin 1941), Bowdoin professor.

1950

Richard A. Wiley (Bowdoin 1949), Lawyer.

1958

Roger Howell, Jr. (Bowdoin 1958), Bowdoin president

1967

Thomas H. Allen (Bowdoin 1967), Lawyer and Congressman from Maine.

1970

Dennis J. Hutchinson (Bowdoin 1969), Lawyer and educator.

Bruce E. Cain (Bowdoin 1970), Educator.

1972

Thomas E. Carbonneau (Bowdoin 1972), Lawyer.

1977

R. Lewis McHenry (Bowdoin 1977), Lawyer

1982

Frances L. Kellner (Bowdoin 1982), Lawyer

2009

William J. Oppenheim III (Bowdoin 2009)

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