Blacks@Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

Edward Brinkley Howard

West Point graduate and U.S. Army Colonel

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Dartmouth College

Class of 1947

1949 West Point (B.S.)

Born  1925  Washington DC

Died 2017 VA

Quotes from Biographical Sources

Col. Edward B. Howard, USA (Ret.) graduated from Dunbar High School, America’s first high school for black students, in 1943. He was a co-valedictorian and Cadet Colonel and Regimental Commander of the Washington High School Cadet Corps. Col. Howard attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., for two years prior to being admitted to West Point with the class of 1949. Col. Howard graduated from West Point in June 1949 and spent a successful career in the U.S. Army Signal Corps before his military retirement. Col. Howard’s grandson, Capt. Scott Bostic, USA, graduated from West Point in the class of 2005.

Norton, Eleanor Holmes. (Dec 7, 2011). Norton Urges D.C. Students to Apply to Service Academies as Two Dunbar Graduates Celebrate 65th Anniversary of Facing off in Army-Navy Game. Retrieved from

Other source(s)

  1. TheHistoryMakers, Col. Edward Howard.

Profile image source: The Howitzer. Yearbook of the United States Corps of Cadets 1949.