Frederick Edward Hutchinson

LAMOINE—Frederick Edward Hutchinson, 79, died April 7, 2010, at a Bangor hospital. He was born June 1, 1930, on their family farm in Atkinson, son of Malcolm and Gertrude (Sargent) Hutchinson.

Fred attended a one-room schoolhouse in Atkinson and graduated from Foxcroft Academy in 1948. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Following his military service, he entered the University of Maine Orono in 1949, with a $200 scholarship from Sears & Roebuck. He graduated from UMO in 1953 and received a master’s degree in agronomy in 1957 and in 1966, his Ph.D from Penn State. Fred was a member of the UMO faculty from 1957-1972, and from 1972-1975, he was dean of agriculture. He was vice president of research and public service at the University of Maine from 1975-1982. From 1982-1985, he served in the U.S. State Department, and from 1985-1992, he was the provost and senior vice president at Ohio State. He returned to the University of Maine as its president in 1992 and retired from that position in 1997. Fred was also a member and served on numerous boards and organizations.

Surviving are his wife, Dione (Williams) Hutchinson, of Lamoine; two daughters, Juliana (Hutchinson) Graham of Bar Harbor, and Karen (Hutchinson) Prest and her husband, Albert, of Boston, Mass.; four grandchildren, Benjamin Shaw and his wife, Sasha, Bryan Alexander Shaw, Brittney Prest and Jacob Prest; one brother, Donald Hutchinson and his wife, Linda, of Texas; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 13 at All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway, Bangor, with the Rev. Dr. James L. Haddix, pastor and teacher, officiating. Those who wish to remember Fred in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the University of Maine Foundation, 2 Alumni Place, Orono, ME 04473. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

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