Blacks @ Dartmouth 1775 to 1950

African Americans @ Dartmouth College 1775-1950

Dwight Thornton Reed

Dartmouth College and Thayer
Class of 1909 (attended: 1905-06, Thayer 1910)
28 Mar 1888, Portsmouth NH
29 May 1952, St Paul MN
School Dartmouth College and Thayer Class 1909
Born 28 Mar 1888, Portsmouth NH Year(s) 1905-06, Thayer 1910
Died 29 May 1952, St Paul MN

Career summary

Engineer for Public Works Department in St. Paul, Minnesota

Quotes from biographical sources

Dwight Thornton Reed died on May 29 at Bethesda Hospital, St. Paul, Minn. He had made his home at 1221 Rice St., St. Paul. Dwight was born March 28, 1888, the son of Samuel Arthur and Emma (Scott) Reed of Portsmouth, N. H. He entered Dartmouth from the Portsmouth High School and remained through junior year. After working for the Maine Highway Commission, he went to St. Paul and in 1913 received his A.B. degree from the University of Minnesota.

A teaching position in the Philippines was alluring but engineering and construction exercised the greater appeal and he started work with the St. Paul Department of Public Works. Thirty-seven years' service here gave him much satisfaction and established a tine reputation as a construction engineer.

Dwight was married in 1914 to Ora L. Wood, who survives him as do two sons, Dwight Jr., Minnesota football star and head coach of Lincoln "U" in Missouri, and Samuel, a Veteran's Administration staff member.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dentil A. Catty, rector of St. Phillips' Episcopal Church, and burial was at Roselawn Cemetery. The Class of 1909 has lost one of its loyal and dependable members and extends to Ids widow and sons its heartfelt sympathy in our mutual loss.

In Memoriam. (Dec 1952). Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, 45(3), 110.

Other source(s)

(April 24, 1926). The St. Paul Echo (St. Paul-Minneapolis, Minnesota), p. 1.