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In Memory of Dwight Kellogg Bartlett, III

Dwight Kellogg Bartlett, III, FSA, MAAA died peacefully on January 26, 2021 in Annapolis, Md. He was 89 years old.

Bartlett graduated from Harvard University with honors in 1953, and earned his Master’s degree at John Hopkins University in 1965.

In 1960, Bartlett started his professional career as Chief Actuary at Monumental Life in Baltimore and then took the position of Actuary of the Social Security Administration. In 1981 Bartlett went on to be President of Mutual of America in New York, where he worked for a decade.

When he left New York, Bartlett was named Insurance Commissioner in Maryland during parts of the Shaefer and Glendenning administrations. He capped his career consulting on many court cases with the US Justice Department, often serving as an expert witness in insurance cases.

Bartlett earned his Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) designation in 1960 and was an active member of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) for 50 years, serving as a volunteer in a variety of roles, including as SOA President for the 1984 – 1985 term. Bartlett was also President of the SOA Board of Governors, he served in the Task Force on Discipline, and authored multiple articles for The Actuary and Section newsletters.

During his free time, Bartlett enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay, playing tennis, racquetball, and handball. He also traveled extensively for personal enjoyment, as a volunteer, and for professional reasons, including trips to Russia, China, Egypt, Europe, and Great Britain, among others.

Bartlett Dwight was a voracious reader. He was active in his church and was a member of Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was also active in the Baltimore Presbytery and assisted the Presbyterian Church (USA) in managing their pension funds. He valued public service and volunteered with the Jaycees and Goodwill early in his career.

More than anything, Bartlett enjoyed his time with loved ones, including his children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Bartlett is survived by his son, William, of Arroyo Grande, CA, his daughter, Sarah, of Zeleinople, PA, four grandchildren—Rebecca, Phillip, Alexis, and Bryce, two great-grandchildren—Micah and Nixon, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial for family and friends will be held outdoors in the Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church Memory Garden in Baltimore on February 6. Attendance to the service will be limited to immediate family due to COVID restrictions.