Blacks@Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

Arch Sylvester Whitehead, Jr.

Businessman and president of executive recruiting firm

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Dartmouth College  A.B.

Class of 1958

Born  1936

Died 2009

Quotes from Biographical Sources

Arch Sylvester Whitehead Jr., an executive search and research consultant, died on March 10, 2009, of cancer. He was president of Arch S. Whitehead Associates Inc. in Manhattan and lived in Sag Harbor, New York. Arch graduated from White Plains (New York) High School, majored in sociology at Dartmouth and belonged to Pi Lambda Phi. He attended the Columbia School of Business Administration. Told by one major advertising agency in New York that “We don’t hire colored gentlemen,” he started his own executive recruiting firm-helping both minority business entrepreneurs and search clients such as Yale and Columbia Universities, Revlon and Bristol Myers Squibb, Pepsico and R.J. Reynolds. He leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Mary Ann; children Ann, Lynn, Colson and Clarke; two sisters and four grandchildren. He was a member of the Yale Club of New York.

Obituaries. (July/Aug 2009). Dartmouth-Alumni-Magazine, p. 91.

Profile image source: Dartmouth Aegis 1958