Richard D. Cobb
A.B., Bowdoin; M.A., Ohio State University
Head of Classics Department, Emeritus
Year Appointed: 1969
Dick retired from Taft in 2013 and was head of the Classics Department from 1972 until 2011. He has published, with longtime colleague the late Don Oscarson ’47, first- and second-year Latin books, and is a longstanding member of the Classical Association of New England. He was honored with the Abramowitz Award for Teaching Excellence in 1993, has held the Parish Family Chair since 1981, and chaired the school’s Honor Court for more than 20 years. He also served as head of residential life for much of the ’80s and ’90s.
Dick coached girls’ varsity basketball for nearly three decades and received a letter of commendation from the Litchfield County Basketball Officials Association in 2003. Prior to arriving at Taft, he received the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service.