Oral History Interview: Alexander, Walter G. II, 2009-11-06

Item

Title

Oral History Interview: Alexander, Walter G. II, 2009-11-06

Interviewee

Alexander, Walter G. II

Birth Year

1922

Birth Place

Virginia - Petersburg

Rutgers graduating class

1943

Interviewer

Holyoak, Sandra Stewart
Dzendzera, Catherine

Location of interview

South Orange, NJ

Date Created

6 November 2009

Description

Dr. Alexander was born in 1922 in Petersburg, Virginia. He attended Orange High school in New Jersey before he was accepted to Rutgers on a scholarship. He was a member of ROTC, the engineering program, and the Rutgers track team. A Tuskegee Airman, he graduated from Rutgers with a degree in mechanical engineering, then went to work for Douglas Aircraft as a draftsman in California. He enlisted in the USAAF in 1944 and trained at Keesler and Tuskegee Army Airbases as a fighter pilot. World War II ended before he was deployed. He later attended Howard University's dental school and became a distinguished dentist in New Jersey.

Dr. Alexander was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Rutgers African-American Alunni Alliance in 2007. He was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2009.

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Collection

Rutgers Oral History Archives (ROHA)

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Rights

Permission to quote from this transcript must be obtained from the Rutgers Oral History Archives.

Identifier

ROHA-Alexander

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