Blacks@Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

Bernard Benjamin Fulton, Jr.

College athlete (football), businessman, and government worker.

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Dartmouth College A.B.

Class of 1955

1956 Syracuse Univ (M.P.A.)

Born  1933  Harriburg PA

Died 2014 Atlantic City NJ

Quotes from Biographical Sources

Bernard "Bernie" B. Fulton, Jr, 80, of Atlantic City, New Jersey passed April 19, 2014, surrounded by his family. Born May 27, 1933, to the late Bernard and Esther Fulton in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Bernie graduated William Penn High School, where he was named "Best All Around", in 1951.

He was admitted to the Ivy League's Dartmouth College three years before Brown v. Board of Education, graduating in 1955, and received a Masters in Public Administration in 1956, from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Bernie spent decades working in government at the local, state and federal levels, including for President Lyndon Baines Johnson, and moved to Atlantic City in 1969, to run the City's Model Cities (economic development) program. Making Atlantic City his home, he remained civically active for the rest of his life, including successfully managing the election of Atlantic City's first African-American mayor. The latter part of his professional career was spent as the successful owner of Greyhound Bus Co. and Western Union franchises.

The former college football star received camp invites from the NFL's Eagles and Cardinals. Bernie also pursued many personal interests throughout his life. These included being a musician, genealogist, astrologer, writer, traveler and gourmand.

Above all else, he was devoted to his family. In addition to his parents, Bernie is predeceased by his daughter, Ylynne M. Fulton. Cherishing his memories are: his wife, Lena (nee Turner) Fulton; children, Kimberly A. Fulton of Harrisburg, PA, Alesia R. Fulton-Watson (Paul) of Galloway, NJ, Daryl X. Fulton (Sheila) of Harrisburg, PA, Bernard B. Fulton, III of Washington, DC, and Stowell Roux-Toussaint Fulton of Galloway, NJ; brother, Rev. Robert Fulton of Pittsburgh, PA; sister, Jacqueline Ramsay of Harrisburg, PA; three granddaughters; four grandsons and a host of family, friends and friends of the family.

Obituary. Harrisburg Patriot News, 23 Apr 2014.

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