Bruce McClellan H’57 ’60 GP’10 (1959–1986)
Dr. McClellan was born on April 10, 1924 in York, Pennsylvania, the son of a paper company executive and a dedicated community volunteer. He was the third of four children and the only boy. Curiously, his childhood home in nearby Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, was a virtual replica of Foundation House. As a child, McClellan enjoyed touch football, ice skating, hiking and canoeing, along with lots of reading. He attended York Collegiate Institute through the 10th grade, and while there he met his future bride, Mary Elizabeth; both served on the editorial board of the school newspaper. After graduating from Deerfield, run at the time by its famous 66- year headmaster Frank Boyden, Dr. McClellan attended Williams College, where he majored in English. Between his sophomore and junior years, he joined the Army Air Force. As pilot of a B-24 bomber, he flew many missions over Germany. Returning to Williams, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and then, after one year of teaching at Deerfield, went on to New College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar.