Blacks @ Dartmouth 1775 to 1950

African Americans @ Dartmouth College 1775-1950

George Murdock Wharton

Dartmouth College
Class of 1940 (A.B.)
Born
Jul 17, 1918, PA
Died
Nov 21, 1966, Los Angeles, CA
Other Degrees
Howard (M.D.)
School Dartmouth College Class 1940
Born Jul 17, 1918, PA Degree A.B.
Died Nov 21, 1966, Los Angeles, CA Other Degrees
Howard (M.D.)

Career summary

College athlete (track) and physician in Los Angeles, California

Quotes from biographical sources

Members of the Charles Drew Medical Society have announced intentions to set up a trust fund for two surviving children of Dr. G. Murdock Wharton, well-known gynecologist who died following a heart attack while attending a prizefight, Nov. 21. Dr. Wharton was seized with a heart attack while attending the Eddie Machen-Joe Frazier prizefight in Los Angeles. He failed to respond to immediate hospital treatments. The trust fund will be named for Gayle Lynn Wharton, 10, and Bradley Cordell Wharton, 5 years old.

Born in Altoona, Penn., Dr. Wharton had lived in the city for the past 11 years. He attended Williston Academy, Dartmouth, and graduated from Howard Medical School. He was a great sport enthusiast and had a masters degree in Physical Education.

Other survivors include the widow, Donzella Coulter Wharton; mother, Mrs. Cordell Wharton; brother, Dr. U[lysses]. S. Wharton of Patterson, N. J.


Trust Fund Planned For Wharton Children. (Dec 15, 1966). Los Angeles Sentinel, p. A2.