Blacks@Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

Bruce Francis Gabriel, Jr.

Marine veteran and electronics engineer

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Dartmouth College A.B.

Class of 1952

1967 Howard Univ (M.D.)

Born  1930  Washington DC

Died 2000 Washington DC

Quotes from Biographical Sources

Bruce Gabriel died on November 13, 2000. He shared his Dartmouth education by tutoring lower-income African-American high school graduates residing in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and then working with the College to obtain scholarship aid. Many Washingtonians owe their education in Hanover to Bruce. A star high school football player, he remained interested in athletics while at the College and during his life.

Following college he enlisted in the Marine Corps. In September 1957 he married the late Gertrude E. Dory. He then earned an additional bachelors degree in science from Howard in 1962, following with a masters degree in 1967. He worked for the government for 32 years, retiring in August 1987. All of his professional life was spent as an electronics engineer. His work took him to the cutting edge of microchip and microprocessor development. After retirement he served as a technical consultant.

Obituary. Dartmouth-Alumni-Magazine, May/June 2001, p. 94.

Profile image source: Dartmouth Freshman Green Book 1952