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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.

2009
William J. Oppenheim III (Bowdoin 2009)

1982
Frances L. Kellner (Bowdoin 1982), Lawyer.

1977
R. Lewis McHenry (Bowdoin 1977), Lawyer.

1972
Thomas E. Carbonneau (Bowdoin 1972), Lawyer.

1970
Dennis J. Hutchinson (Bowdoin 1969), Lawyer and educator.
Bruce E. Cain (Bowdoin 1970), Educator.

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

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

1950
Richard A. Wiley (Bowdoin 1949), Lawyer.

1948
Richard L. Chittim (Bowdoin 1941), Bowdoin professor.

1931
James P. Pettegrove (Bowdoin 1930), Educator.

1929
Dana M. Swan (Bowdoin 1929), Lawyer.

1926
Lawrence B. Leighton (Bowdoin 1925), Educator.

1923
Edward B. Ham
(Bowdoin 1922), Educator.

1922
Alexander Thomson (Bowdoin 1921), Educator.

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

1917
Neal Tutle (Bowdoin 1914), School athletic director.

1916
Robert P.T. Coffin
(Bowdoin 1915), Poet and Bowdoin professor.

1915
Laurence A. Crosby (Bowdoin 1913), Lawyer and business executive.

1913
Edward E. Kern (Bowdoin 1911), Private secretary.

1912
Robert Hale (Bowdoin 1910), Lawyer and Congressman from Maine.

1904
David R. Porter (Bowdoin 1906), Religious educator.