David Beattie, ’61, grew up in Lyndonville and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1965 with a major in Engineering Science. In 1966, he graduated from Thayer School of Engineering, an associated school of Dartmouth College, and was commissioned as an Ensign through the Navy ROTC program. After completing nuclear power and submarine training, Mr. Beattie served in two ballistic missile submarines, two attack submarines—including five years as commanding officer of USS JACK (SSN 605) —and on two submarine-related staffs.
Following completion of Navy service in 1986, he was engaged in several engineering-related occupations, including 17 years as Quality Manager at Lawrence Pumps Inc., where he managed initial and continuing certification of the company’s quality system to international standard ISO 9001. He retired from Lawrence Pumps in 2008. He is a retired licensed professional engineer in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. He is married to Susan, LI class of 1963. They currently reside in Eliot, Maine, and have two children and four grandchildren.
Reflecting on the role that Lyndon Institute has played in his life, Mr. Beattie states, “LI provided a knowledge and skills basis that enabled some success in life. As a trustee, I would like to thank LI for this and hope that we can make a difference for today’s students.”
Elected as LI Corporator 2011
Elected to the Board of Trustees 2014
Current Committee Memberships:
Executive Committee (Trustee-at-Large)
Committee on Trustees
Buildings & Grounds Committee