Blacks @ Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

African Americans @ Dartmouth College 1775-1960

William Oscar Harris

Dartmouth College
Class of 1930 (A.B.) Phi Beta Kappa
3 Dec 1908, Harrisburg PA
15 Mar 1971, Willingboro NJ
Other Schools
Western Reserve Univ (M.D.)
School Dartmouth College Class 1930
Born 3 Dec 1908, Harrisburg PA Degree A.B. (Phi Beta Kappa)
Died 15 Mar 1971, Willingboro NJ Other Schools
Western Reserve Univ (M.D.)

Career summary

Physician in Atlantic City, New Jersey

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.

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Dartmouth Aegis 1930