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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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