Blacks @ Dartmouth 1775 to 1950

African Americans @ Dartmouth College 1775-1950

Ulysses Samuel Wharton, Jr.

Dartmouth College
Class of 1938 (A.B.)
22 Jun 1916, PA
1 Jan 1985, Paterson NJ
Other Schools
1942 Howard (M.D.)
School Dartmouth College Class 1938
Born 22 Jun 1916, PA Degree A.B.
Died 1 Jan 1985, Paterson NJ Other Schools
1942 Howard (M.D.)

Career summary

College athlete (track) and physician in Patterson, New Jersey

Quotes from biographical sources

Ulysses Samuel Wharton, M.D., of Patterson, N.J., died at Paterson on January 6. He was 68 years old.

Born in Altoona, Pa., "Use" came to Dartmouth from Altoona High School. A chemistry/zoology major, Use was a member of Zeta Alpha Phi and earned his track numeral in 1935 and his letter in track in 1936, 1937, and 1938. He roomed with his brother, G. Murdock Wharton '40, now deceased, who also became a physician.

He was graduated from the Howard University School of Medicine in 1942, following which he served with the Army of the U.S. until 1944 and continued as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1944 to 1946.

He was acting Crawford County (Pa.) coroner, a member of the County Medical Association, and the AMA and NMA. He was active in the Dartmouth Club of Bergan-Passaic, N.J.

He is survived by his wife, Aurelia, and a daughter, Patricia Gail.

Obituary. (Jun 1985). Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, 77(9), 121.

Other source(s)

Navy Doctor, U. S. Navy Photo. (Jan 13, 1945). New Journal and Guide (Norfolk), p. 1.