DR. LEO V. ENGLISH JR., CLASS OF 1944

DR. LEO V. ENGLISH JR., CLASS OF 1944

Dr. Leo V. English Jr., Class of 1944, passed on February 25, 2015 at the age of 95 at his home in San Jose. While practicing medicine in Detroit, Michigan, he was drafted into the Korean war as a captain and served in Alaska. In 1954, Dr. English settled in San Jose, CA with his family. From 1960-61 he served as President of the San Jose branch of the NAACP; San Jose Police Chief's Advisory Board; Santa Clara County Grand Jury; Santa Clara University Board of Regents. In 1965, Dr. English and his wife helped find summer housing for Selma, AL students. Awards include Howard University Student Non-Violent, Direct Action to Desegregate Restaurants and Interstate Buses; 1959 Distinguished Citizen Award, San Jose City Council; 2002 Martin Luther King Association of Santa Clara County, Good Neighbor Award.

Dr. English is survived by his wife Juanita and four sons. 

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