In Memoriam: Saul T. Wilson Jr., 1928-2018

Saul T. Wilson, Jr., professor emeritus at Tuskegee University in Alabama, died on February 1. He was 89 years old.

Dr. Wilson was a member of the first pre-veterinary medicine class at what was then the Tuskegee Institute. He was a member of the second class of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee, receiving his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1950.

After graduation, Dr. Wilson began his career with the United States Department of Agriculture as a field veterinarian, working on the Mexico-US Foot-and-Mouth Disease Eradication Commission. After serving in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, he earned a master of public health degree from Harvard University and returned to the Department of Agriculture.

After retiring form government service, Dr. Wilson returned to Tuskegee as a professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Tropical Animal Health. He retired from teaching in 2015.

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  1. Dr. Wilson, a truly dear friend of mine. We worked together on joint projects and recruitment opportunities with CAENS. As the USDA/1890 Agricultural Liaison Officer at Tuskegee, Dr. Wilson and I recruited, placed, and subsequently got permanent jobs for our students within USDA agencies in Washington, DC and other parts of the States. A wonderful and kind person has left us for a better life with our Savior. Eternal Resting … will miss you!

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