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Dwight "Tad" Douglass '71


I retired more or less concurrently with the onset of the COVID pandemic and have been enjoying life in beautiful Hagerstown, Maryland (Lowes, Home Depot, and Best Buy — what more could you want?). I was in and out of architecture a couple of times but spent the majority of my life working for Bechtel on major heavy industrial and civil projects in the U.S. and around the world. I recall from previous class notes that one of us was living in Izmir, Turkey. One of my projects was a combined cycle power plant in Izmir, so I was able to spend a good deal of time mostly in Istanbul, and really enjoyed the country, the people and the food. I also got to live in England for about two years which was equally memorable. I have grown to regret not traveling more when I was younger.

Vital statistics — with first ex-wife: two children, four grandchildren, all currently living in the Baltimore area. With second ex-wife: three sons, two step-daughters, one grandchild. We currently have seven people in the house guaranteeing life is never dull. I, too, can be charged with poor planning for my retirement as I still have three kids to get through college.

Home remodeling projects have occupied my retirement time, with an eye towards selling this place in a couple of years. The five-year plan is that once my youngest son starts college I will move to my parents’ former home in Calvert County in southern Maryland


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