Theodore Fuller ’48

June 20, 2009

Winter 2010

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Theodore Fuller ’48 was the president and CEO of Savings Bank Life Insurance Fund, as well as a decorated World War II veteran. He passed away on June 20, 2009, at the age of 90.

Born in Yonkers, N.Y., Fuller graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in economics. He was commissioned as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy and served on a submarine chaser during World War II. Fuller returned to the service during the Korean conflict to teach classes on naval intelligence.

After World War II, Fuller began working at the Savings Bank Life Insurance Fund, where he served successively as house counsel, secretary, and executive vice president. In 1964, he became president and CEO of the company. Twenty years later, he retired as CEO emeritus.

Fuller maintained numerous hobbies and interests outside the boardroom. He was an accomplished sailor, golfer, downhill skier, and croquet player. In addition, Fuller enjoyed collecting and restoring classic cars, specifically those from the 1930s. He was also a gardener known for his prize-winning orchids.

Fuller was actively involved in the Retired Men’s Association and Big Brothers Big Sisters in Greenwich, Conn. He is survived by his “little brother,” Ben Spradlin, and his caregiver, Dawn Spradlin.

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