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William Lathrop Bauhan ’51

Published in June7, 2006, issue

Bill was born April 5, 1929, in Princeton, the son of noted architect Rolf W. Bauhan '14 and of Elizabeth Lathrop Bauhan, daughter of the painter William L. Lathrop, founder of the art colony in Bucks County, Pa.

Coming to us from the Solebury School, Bill majored in history and was a member of Colonial Club. He left in our sophomore year and returned to graduate in 1952. Following three years in Army Intelligence he went on to Oxford, where he met and married Elizabeth Anne Forbes in 1956.

They settled in New Hampshire, and in 1959, Bill bought a publishing house that became William L. Bauhan Inc. He edited and published poetry and local authors. His strong interest in architecture and local history led to his being the first president of the Dublin (N.H.) Historical Society, which he co-founded with John Harris.

Bill's other passion was gardening. He and his wife lived in a house in Dublin built in 1826 on 13 acres with a beautiful walled garden and a barn for the publishing operation. Bill died there March 9, 2006; Elizabeth had died in 1990.

Their children Patrick and Sarah survive, as do Bill's brothers, Hobart and John '55; and his grandsons, Spencer Werth and Renn Bauhan.

The Class of 1951

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Hobart P. Bauhan k55 Says:

2010-01-11 09:56:20

Miss my Uncle Bill. Was at Princeton Historical Society in November and was told that Bill's daughter, Sarah, had recently delivered some papers related to grandfather, Rolf W. Bauhan 14.

William H. Painter 49 Says:

2012-03-06 12:07:42

Bill was one of my closest friends. I shall always remember him smiling slyly in front of his enormous refrigerator and staring wistfully at his ever-present pile of unopened mail, all the time presided over by his skeptical but admiring black cat, Dinah. I shall remember the winter he said he had lost his wallet in the snow but found it again three months later with the coming of spring. I looked inside that wallet late one evening when I took him to the hospital and noted its contents: one water stained drivers license and a Turkish banknote. I never saw him again. I miss him so much. May he rest in peace.
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