1950's In Memoriam: Alumni

Bishop Elliott Griffin Thomas, B.S. ’50, died on Feb. 28, 2019. He served as the third Bishop of the Diocese of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands from Dec. 12, 1983 until he retired on June 30, 1999. He was 93.

Rosemarie T. Brooks, B.A. ’55, died on Sept. 14, 2018.

Lt. Col. (retired) William Baker, B.A. 1957, died on Sept. 24, 2018. After graduating from Howard, he joined the U.S. Army and went on to become a lieutenant colonel. He was 86.

Chester L. Wilson, B.A. 1958, died on Sept. 26, 2018. After graduating from Howard, he joined Army ROTC and was later commissioned a second lieutenant. He completed night school in 1962 and then went on to serve two tours in Vietnam as a pilot.

He retired in 1975 as a major in the U.S. Army. He then joined the staff of Howard University as assistant director of annual giving programs.




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