Blacks@Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

George Murdock Wharton

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

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Dartmouth College A.B.

Class of 1940

Howard Univ (M.D.)

Born  1918  PA

Died 1966 Los Angeles CA

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.

Profile image source: Dartmouth Aegis 1940