David T. McLaughlin

President, 1981-1987

As an undergraduate, David T. McLaughlin epitomized the "Dartmouth Man." A member of Phi Beta Kappa and various student organizations such as Green Key, Palaeopitus, and Casque & Gauntlet, he earned his A.B. in 1954 and his M.B.A. in 1955 at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration. He served Dartmouth steadily after graduation, joining the Board of Trustees in 1971 and becoming chairman in 1977. Like his predecessor Ernest Martin Hopkins, the fourteenth president in the Wheelock Succession came from a business background.

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Portrait Artist & Donor Information

David Poole, David P. McLaughlin, 1987
Oil on canvas
Hood Museum of Art
Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College
Hood Museum Object Number: P.988.15