Douglas George Corderman ’52

Douglas George Corderman ’52—resident of St. Louis, Missouri, from 1964 to 1998—died on October 30, 2023, in Portland, Oregon. He was born September 3, 1931, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. For 26 years Doug was employed by Emerson Electric Co., including 10 years as a senior vice president of the electronics and space division. Throughout his career he was an active member of many government-related organizations, including serving as chairman of the board of trustees of the National Industrial Security Association and president of the National Contract Management Association. Doug’s special interest was sports and sports competition. Following his retirement from Emerson he became president of what is now called the National Senior Games Association and concurrently joined the board of directors of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Thereafter he moved to Virginia for 22 years and then to a retirement community near Portland. At Dartmouth Doug majored in international relations, attended Harvard University Law School, and earned an honorary doctorate of science from Florida Institute of Technology. Doug was active as an Episcopal church vestry member, St. Louis West County YMCA board member, and long-time youth sports coach. Doug and his wife, Joan, hosted foreign students and once served as foster parents. Doug is survived by wife Joan; children Susan, Lisa, David, John, Jean, and Daniel and spouses; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 


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