Blacks@Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

William Oscar Harris

Physician in Atlantic City, New Jersey

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Dartmouth College A.B.

Class of 1930

Phi Beta Kappa

Western Reserve Univ (M.D.)

Born  1908  Harrisburg PA

Died 1971 Willingboro NJ

Quotes from Biographical Sources

William Oscar Harris died in Atlantic City, N. J., on March 15. "Cup" had retired from an active medical practice in 1968 due to health problems. He received his M.D. from Western Reserve in 1933 and established his practice in his home town of Atlantic City.

He was Assistant Police and Fire Surgeon and Medical Inspector of Schools. Cup also served as president and a director of Ethical Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and vice president of the Atlantic County Medical Society. In 1964 he was an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention. He had been a trustee of YMCA and the Visiting Nurses Association. His ability had been recognized by his associates by awards for accomplishment in integration in employment and for 33 years of professional service in his community.

The Class extends its sympathy to his widow Elveta, sons Joseph, Oscar Jr., and Robert, and daughters Ethelyn and Joy. The Harrises also adopted a son, Arthur Lee (Dartmouth '50). Mrs. Harris lives at 32 North New Jersey Ave., Atlantic City, N. J.

Obituary. (Oct 1971). Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, 64(1), 96.

Profile image source: Dartmouth Aegis 1930