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Upperman, Leroy W., Dr. (Leroy Wenfred), 1913-1996



  • Existence: 1913-01-01 - 1996-02-20


Leroy Upperman was born in Jersey City, NJ, in 1913.  He graduated from Lincoln University in 1934 with a Bachelor of Science degree, and received his M.D. from Howard University in 1938.  From 1939 to 1941, Dr. Upperman was the house physician of Wilmington’s Community Hospital, after which he opened a private practice in general medicine and surgery.  For the next fifty years, in addition to operating his private practice, Dr. Upperman was also part of the surgical staff of New Hanover Memorial Hospital (now New Hanover Regional Medical Center).  In addition to his lifetime membership in the NAACP and his role as a founding member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Dr. Upperman served the community as a board member of the Community Boys and Girls Club, the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, the New Hanover County Human Relations Commission, the United Way, and the Wilmington Redevelopment Commission.  Dr. Upperman was also an advocate for the funding of scholarships and activities to promote the academic achievement and heritage of African American students.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Dr. Leroy W. Upperman Family Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-205
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials relating to the education, career, and civic activities of Dr. Leroy Upperman, including diplomas, certificates, photographs, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia. Also included are diplomas and certificates related to the education and careers of Callie Smith Upperman and Leroy Upperman, Jr. Materials date from 1934 to 1996.

Dates: 1934-1996