Tom Settlemire is Professor of Biology and Biochemistry (Emeritus) at Bowdoin College. An Ohio native, Tom came to Bowdoin in 1969 after completing his Ph.D. at North Carolina State University. A specialist in cell biology and biochemistry, he was one of the first faculty in the region (together with Walter A. Lawrance of Bates College) to conduct extensive studies on water quality in the Androscoggin with his Bowdoin students. A noted expert on the genetics and breeding of the Katahdin Hair Sheep, he was a long time member of the board of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and served as its president for many years. Settlemire lived on a farm in Brunswick along the Androscoggin River for nearly 40 years and now lives in Yarmouth, Maine.
Interview conducted on August 10, 2010 in Brunswick, Maine.
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