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Harper, Harry



  • Existence: 1900-1977


Fort Madison native, Harry Dandridge Harper was born on February 12, 1900. He graduated from the University of Iowa and from Howard University of Washington, D.C. Dr. Harper practiced medicine in Fort Madison, Iowa for more than fifty years. He was very involved in civil rights activities in Iowa. He was chairman of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission and president of the Fort Madison branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Active in other community affairs, Dr. Harper was a past vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce and a charter member of the Kiwanis club. Dr. Harry D. Harper died in January 1977, at the age of seventy-six.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Harry Harper Papers

Identifier: MsC0365

Physician and civil rights leader in Fort Madison, IA. Correspondence, speeches, biographical and autobiographical materials, and subject files document both his career and his Civil Rights activism.

Dates: 1946-1985