Samuel P. Harding
Sam Harding graduated from Milton Academy in Massachusetts in 1960. He earned his BA in Russian Studies from Yale and his MA in Slavic Languages and Literature from Indiana University.
He taught Russian and German and coached skiing and crew for twenty-eight years at The Lawrenceville School, a private residential school in Lawrenceville, NJ. In addition, he was a housemaster for 23 years and served in various capacities in the school administration. During vacations, he guided, consulted and studied extensively throughout the Soviet Union. Following his retirement in 2000, he founded Friends of Russian Orphans, a nonprofit organization in Yaroslavl, Russia. Sam and Betsey Harding live in Jackson, NH, where they are active in numerous nonprofit organizations in the Mt. Washington Valley. They have two grown sons and two young grandchildren.