Howard B. Waxwood Jr., 1926

Howard B. Waxwood Jr., senior photo from the Scarlet Letter yearbook

Howard B. Waxwood Jr.'s senior photo printed in the Scarlet Letter yearbook

Howard B. Waxwood Jr. was born in New York City in 1904 and grew up in Princeton. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1922 and entered Rutgers the same year. While at Rutgers, he was roommates with Charles Reginald Eason and Daniel J. Winge, two other African American students. He graduated from Rutgers in 1926.

After graduating from Rutgers, he was an instructor at Morehouse College, then a professor of mathematics and physics at Straight College, before returning to New Jersey and working as a principal in Princeton. While teaching at Straight College, he received a fellowship to pursue graduate studies at the University of Chicago. He then received a Master of Education degree from Rutgers in 1940.

In 1929, Waxwood married Susie I. Brown, a graduate of Howard University, and they had one son. Waxwood was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi. He died in 1977.

Photograph of Howard B. Waxwood Jr. 28 years after Rutgers graduation

Photograph of Howard B. Waxwood Jr. in 1954, 28 years after his graduation from Rutgers College