Blacks@Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

Williford Napoleon Thompson

Shipyard worker in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Dartmouth College

Class of 1922

Born  1900  New Haven CT

Died 1986 Flushing NY

Quotes from Biographical Sources

Williford Napoleon Thompson was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and raised in the small African American community of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He entered Dartmouth in 1917 and left after one year without graduating. He worked in the shipyards of Portsmouth before eventually settling in Flushing, Queens, where he died at age 85.

Profile image source: Dartmouth Freshman Green Book 1922