Williford Napoleon Thompson
Shipyard worker in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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