Saturday, June 19, 2004

In Passing

Archer Harman, former headmaster of St. George’s School in Newport, Rhode Island, died Thursday, June 17. Mr. Harman was the head of the school from 1961 to 1972…when Howard Dean, ’66, Charles Dean, ’68, and a certain blogger, ’71, were in attendance. He made St. George’s one of the first prep schools to actively recruit minority students through scholarship programs such as ABC (A Better Chance). This bold step nearly cost him his job – some of the old New England traditionalist board members were outraged – but Mr. Harman stood his ground and guided the school through some very rough waters; the 1960’s were not easy years for any school.

My thoughts are with his family and his wife, Mari.

Thanks to faithful reader KissyO for the link to the Providence Journal.