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Gordon Follett ’56

Gordon Follett ’56, who transferred to Swarthmore to follow in the footsteps of more than a dozen of his alumni family members, died Aug. 5, 2018.

One-half of a matchbox marriage with Catherine “Jimmie” James Follett ’57, Gordon followed his impressive career in steel and construction all the way to California, where he ultimately formed his own consulting company. A track and field star back in his Swarthmore days, he officiated many meets as an adult and was one of 150 officials at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

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