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Sidney Norwood Towle

Sidney Norwood Towle, American headmaster. Decorated Legion of Merit; recipient All American award Sports Illustrated Silver Anniversary, 1959; Martin W. Souders award New England Preparatory Schools Athletic Council, 1977.


  • Towle, Sidney Norwood was born on February 16, 1913 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Sidney Norwood and Hazel W.M. (Safford) Towle.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1935, Juris Doctor, 1938.


    • Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1939. Associate firm Withington, Cross, Park & McCann, Boston, 1938-1947, partner, 1947-1959. Associate headmaster Kent (Connecticut) School, 1959-1962, headmaster, 1962-1980, trustee, 1963-1980.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member school committee, Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1950-1952. Member Newburyport City Council, 1940-1941. Trustee Connecticut Junior Republic, Litchfield, Connecticut, 1961-1963, Harvey School, Katonah, New York, 1963-1971, Indian Mountain School, Lakeville, Connecticut, 1965-1967.

    Served lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1941-1946. Member Boston Bar Association, Connecticut Association Indiana Schools (vice president 1968-1969), Headmasters Association (Vice-President 1978-1979), Scroll and Key Society. Clubs: Fence (Yale).


    • Married Nancy Lois Roberts, April. Children: Sidney Norwood, Alexis Charles, Diana, Christopher Philip.
    • father: Sidney Norwood Towle
    • mother: Hazel W.M. (Safford) Towle
    • spouse: Nancy Lois Roberts
    • children: Sidney Norwood Towle
    • Alexis Charles Towle
    • Diana Towle
    • Christopher Philip Towle
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    Died November 5, 1980
    (aged 67)