Blacks @ Dartmouth 1775 to 1950

African Americans @ Dartmouth College 1775-1950

Williford Napoleon Thompson

Dartmouth College
Class of 1922 (attended: 1917-18)
Born
Jun 27, 1900, New Haven, CT
Died
Apr 1986, Flushing, NY
School Dartmouth College Class 1922
Born Jun 27, 1900, New Haven, CT Year(s) 1917-18
Died Apr 1986, Flushing, NY

Career summary

Shipyard worker in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Career Notes

Williford Napoleon Thompson was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and raised in the small African American community of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He entered Dartmouth in 1917 and left after one year without graduating. He worked in the shipyards of Portsmouth before eventually settling in Flushing, Queens, where he died at age 85.