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Harvard University (Ivy League), 2 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

William Bradford Osgood (March 15, 1928 - July 25, 2013) was a member of the Horace Walpole Society, elected in 1957. He was the last surviving member of Historic Boston Incorporated's founders, among those who worked together in 1960 to save the Old Corner Bookstore and begin an organization that has had transformative impact all over Boston.

William Bradford Osgood was born in Cambridge, MA, the youngest of Mary and Edward Osgoods six children. None of his siblings survives him. Bill led a remarkable life, filled with wonderful opportunities. Educated at Exeter, Harvard, and the Harvard Business School and mentored by family, friends and acquaintances, Bill believed firmly in the importance of making a difference. Throughout his life he did just that, whether it was during his 40 plus years in the Trust Department of the State Street Bank or as an aide-de-camp in the Army or on the boards of countless institutions and organizations including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Art Commission, the Bostonian Society, and Historic Boston.

After his move from the Boston area to Norwich, Vermont, he served on state and local boards for seniors and spent time delivering meals, providing rides and visiting with seniors in the area. Osgood's infectious warmth and generous spirit, his eagerness to help, his passion for history, art, and historic preservation introduced him to so many wonderful people and experiences.

William Osgood passed away peacefully on July 25, 2013, after a long illness. Osgood was survived by his wife, Nancy, and sons, David and Christopher.

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