Walter Sherman Morgan ’45

Walter Sherman Morgan ’45 died on March 7, 2006, in North Haven, Connecticut.

Born on February 29, 1924, in Lynn, MA, he prepared for college at Lynn English High School and became a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1941 to 1943. From February of that year until September of 1945 he served in the U.S.Army Air Forces during World War II, attaining the rank of second lieutenant. After the war he returned to the College and, following his graduation cum laude in June of 1947, entered the Yale University School of Medicine, from which he graduated cum laude in 1951. He was an intern and then an assistant resident at Yale- New Haven Hospital for three years and in 1954-55 was a resident in the New England Center Hospital in Boston. In 1955 he began a private practice of internal medicine in New Haven, which lasted until he suffered a severe stroke in 1996 and had to retire. He was for many years a member of the clinical faculty at theYale University of Medicine and in 1978- 79 served a term as president of the Connecticut Society of Internal Medicine. He also was a member of the New Haven Country Club, Mory’s, the New Haven Medical Association, the New Haven County Medical Association, the Connecticut Medical Society, and the American College of Internal Medicine. He was married in 1945 to Patricia Halvorson, who died in 2001. He is survived by two sons, Gary H. Morgan of Huntington, VT, and David R. Morgan ’72 of Stratford, CT; a daughter, Carolyn M. Hafez of Hollis, NH; a brother, G. Richard Morgan of Lynn, MA; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.