In Memoriam

Harry Cody Press Jr. (1932-2010)

Harry C. Press Jr., longtime chair of the radiology department at Howard University, died last month from complications associated with colon cancer at his home in Bethesda, Maryland. He was 78 years old.

Dr. Press was a native of Chesapeake, Virginia. He graduated with honors from historically black Virginia Union University in Richmond and went on to earn his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He served his residency at Freedmen’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. In the mid-1960s he joined the faculty at Howard University and served as chair of the radiology department from 1966 to 1979. He remained on the Howard faculty until recently when his health deteriorated.