Blacks@Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

Thomas Rex Ellerbe, Jr.

Aviation engineer in California

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Dartmouth College A.B.

Class of 1952

1962 Howard Univ(B.Eng.), 1970 Cal State (MBA)

Born  1931  Washington DC

Died 1992 Los Angeles CA

Quotes from Biographical Sources

Tom Ellerbe died in May 1992 in his adopted state of California. He had hoped to move back to New England someday. He was the 1952 undergraduate class secretary for three years, a modified art major, and a member of Phi Lambda Phi.

Following an Air Force tour in Germany, Tom earned a degree in civil engineering from Howard University in 1962 and received an M.B.A. from California State in 1974.

He worked for the Rocketdyne division of the North American Aviation Company, and then as a manager of quality engineering at Hughes Aircraft Company, both in California. He retired in 1990.

Tom is remembered by many as a popular figure at Dartmouth who made many positive contributions to his class and later to his community. He is survived by three daughters.


Thomas Ellerbe Obituary. Dartmouth-Alumni-Magazine, March 1952, p. 48. https://archive.dartmouthalumnimagazine.com/article/1994/3/deaths

Profile image source: Dartmouth Freshman Green Book 1952