Veterinarian. Born– August 9, 1908, in South Richmond, Va. Parents– William Henry, III, and Sarah Ann (Quarles) Waddell. Married– Lottie Younge, August 18, 1939. Children– One. Education– Lincoln University, B.S., 1931; University of Pennsylvania, D.V.M., 1935. Military service, U.S. Army,  9th Cavalry Regiment, U.S.Army, 1942-1945. Taught and practiced at Tuskegee, Ala., 1935-1942, 1945-1950. Director of Tuskegee Institute Veterinary Clinic; co-founder of Tuskegee Institute School of Veterinary Medicine (opened 1945). Collaborated with Dr. George Washington Carver on research into medical uses of peanut oil. Practiced in West Virginia, 1950-1963; U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, North Dakota and Public Health Services on N.D. Indian Reservations, 1963-1973; lecturer at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 1973-. First black commissioned member in the Officer Reserve Veterinary Corps; first black member of American Veterinary Medicine Association; first black person to practice veterinary medicine in West Virginia. Honored by governors of West Virginia and North Dakota and by U.S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare.  Active in the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Association.  Died January 30, 2007.


William Henry Waddell, Honolulu, Hawaii.


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