William B. Campbell, 72, Gilman teacher

September 17, 2006

William Beverly Campbell, a former Gilman School teacher, administrator and coach, died of a heart attack Sunday while playing tennis near his home in Sunriver, Ore. The former Roland Park resident was 72.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Towson, he was the son of Bruce Spotswood Campbell and Virginia MacLean Tyler Campbell, owners of the Harry T. Campbell materials supply quarry in Baltimore County.

A 1952 Gilman School graduate, Mr. Campbell earned a bachelor's degree in economics at Princeton University, where he was a four-year All-American lacrosse goalie.

He served in the Marine Corps as a second lieutenant, stationed in Okinawa, and subsequently received a master's degree in education from Harvard University.

He began teaching at Gilman in 1960 and was instrumental in starting its Upward Bound program, which sought to promote school diversity. He became Gilman's assistant headmaster and was director of its upper school. He was a varsity football and baseball coach.

Mr. Campbell moved with his family in 1974 to Portland, Ore., where he taught and coached in the Portland public schools. He left Portland in 1985 and taught another year at Gilman before starting Campbell House Antiques and a bed-and-breakfast in Kennett Square, Pa.

During that time, he was actively involved in the Campbell family business, Nottingham Properties Inc., where he was board chairman for a decade.

He also helped manage the family philanthropic foundation, the Campbell Foundation, and taught literacy in Baltimore and in Sunriver.

In addition to his Oregon home, he had a home in the Otterbein neighborhood near Oriole Park at Camden Yards so he could conveniently attend baseball games.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave. in Towson, where he had been a board member.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Judith Marshall Franklin; three sons, Robert B. Campbell of Bozeman, Mont., and Russell T. Campbell and Douglas F. Campbell, both of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Marcie C. McHale of Seattle; and 10 grandchildren.

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