Arthur Warren Mudge, age 84, died Friday, May 23, at Kendal in Hanover.
Born in Andover, Mass., Arthur attended Choate school, Class of 1947, then Princeton University, Class of 1951.
While preparing for war service in Korea, he met Mary Ann Cadwell, a Minnesota schoolteacher working for Sen. Hubert Humphrey. They married upon his return in 1953.
After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1956, Arthur practiced law in New Hampshire for 10 years, including serving as a clerk for federal appellate Judge Peter Woodbury, and as a partner with Sulloway and Hollis of Concord. Arthur joined the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in 1966, overseeing economic development assistance programs in Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Guyana, Nicaragua and Sudan, serving as USAID mission director in the last three posts. In 1979 he was invited to serve as a fellow at the Harvard Center for International Affairs. In 1984, he resumed his law practice in Hanover and served as an international consultant in Africa, Latin America and the former Soviet Union. In his retirement, Arthur provided pro bono legal work and served on boards of educational and environmental organizations. In his spare time, Arthur hiked mountain ranges all over the world (Andes, Appalachians, Himalayas and Mount Kilimanjaro) and was a dedicated bird watcher.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Mary Cadwell Mudge of Kendal; his sister Nancy Mudge Sycamore and Hubert Sycamore of Hebron; and his daughters and son-in-laws: Becca Mudge of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.; Susanna Mudge and Raul Sanguinetti of Bethesda, Md.; Sarah Mudge and Clarke Havener of Arnold, Md.; and Katy Mudge and Arturo Valenzuela of Washington, D.C. Arthur was adored by his five grand children: Noah, Mariah, Ari, Ethan and Adelina, as well as his step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and will be greatly missed.
Two memorial services will be held. The first will be in the Gathering Room at Kendal, 80 Lyme Road, Hanover, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. A second service is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 4, time and place to be determined.