An international figure in higher education, humanitarianism and peacemaking, Landrum Bolling (November 13, 1913 – January 17, 2018) was one of Earlham’s most honored citizens in its 170-year history.
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Landrum Bolling. Landrum was president of Earlham from 1958-73, and helped transform the College into a national and international institution. After his retirement, he remained active in the Earlham community, serving as an Honorary Lifetime Trustee and often attending campus events. He is remembered with great fondness by many in the Earlham community.
A memorial service in Washington, D.C., was held on Saturday, February 17, at 2 p.m., in the Robert L. Smith Meeting Room at Sidwell Friends School.
Earlham will host a memorial service on Saturday, June 2, at 2 p.m., at Goddard Auditorium in Carpenter Hall. Landrum’s four children and his many grandchildren as well as many past friends, colleagues and Richmond community members also are expected to attend.
The service will include musical selections, personal reflections on Landrum Bolling, and a period of open worship for anyone to share their stories and memories. Following the service, a reception will take place in the Richmond Room at the Landrum Bolling Center.