In Memoriam

Walter L. Henry Jr. (1916-2009)

Walter L. Henry Jr., professor emeritus at the Howard University College of Medicine, died at his home in Washington from complications resulting from a fall. He was 93 years old.

Dr. Henry was a native of Philadelphia. In 1938 he graduated from Temple University and went on to Howard University medical school. There he was first in his class.

He served in the Army medical corps in Italy during World War II and earned two Bronze Stars. After the war, Henry completed training in endocrinology at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Henry joined the faculty at Howard University in 1953. He was promoted to full professor in 1963 and served in that capacity for 27 years until his retirement in 1990.