A painting of Dr. Buchanan hangs in the Grand Reception Area of Buchanan Alumni House

Everyone here at Buchanan Alumni House mourns the passing of our building’s namesake, Dr. Robert Buchanan ’44. Dr. Buchanan was an incredible supporter of the university, and his donations helped build the Alumni House we know today. His charity did not stop there, as Dr. Buchanan was an avid supporter of many organizations, including his church and a number of hospitals.

Bob graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Zoology, and went on to Tufts University for Dentistry before enrolling in the US military (serving in both Korea and the Philippines). On his return he began the career as a successful businessman that funded his immense generosity.

Those interested in reading more about Dr. Buchanan are encouraged to read the article on his passing on the Bangor Daily News website here.