Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

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Haskell, Harold Clifford, 1885-1957


Harold Clifford Haskell (1885-1957), A1906, H1944, general counsel and a director of the duPont Company was elected a life trustee of Tufts University in 1953.He was married to past president of the Association of Tufts Alumni, Ruth Sibley, W1906, G1917.

Haskell was born in Rockland, Maine, in 1885.At Tufts, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. Following his graduation in 1906, Haskell was a probation officer and assistant clerk of the Municipal Court of Brookline. He served as a special justice in the court from 1925 to 1930.In 1909, he received a degree from Harvard Law School and joined the law firm of Perkins, Haskell, & Perkins. In 1924, Haskell became director of the Legal Department of the Hood Rubber Company and in 1930 assumed the position of assistant director of the Legal Department of the duPont Company. He was appointed a director of the company in 1941, and its general counsel in 1943. A veteran of World War I, Haskell was active in many civic, professional, educational and philanthropic endeavors, including serving as Chairman of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce committee on nationallegislation. He died on June 30, 1957 in Rockland, Maine.

The Haskell family established scholarships to meet the needs of students from Delaware, Maine, and Massachusetts.

In 1965, Haskell Hall, originally built as a Jackson College dormitory, was named in honor of both Harold and Ruth Haskell.

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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903
Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
Davies, Caroline Stodder, 1864-1939
Davies House, 1894
De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
Durkee, Henrietta Noble Brown, 1871-1946
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