Guide to the Oral history interview with Alex A. Fanelli, 1996 June 23 - 1996 July 9Manuscript DOH-10


A. Alexander Fanelli was born on November 20, 1920 in New Rochelle, New York. He entered Dartmouth College as a member of the class of 1942. Following Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served until 1945. He returned to Dartmouth in 1946 and completed his B.A. degree. He then earned an M.A. degree in sociology in 1948 and did further graduate study at the University of Michigan from 1949 to 1951. He was an instructor in the Great Issues Course at Dartmouth in 1947-49 and again in 1951-52 and was a teaching fellow at the University of Michigan in l949-51. After teaching sociology at Mississippi State College and a career in the foreign service, he returned to Dartmouth in 1967 as special assistant to President Dickey and helped plan the College's bicentennial. Mr. Fanelli subsequently served as special assistant to Presidents Kemeny and McLaughlin and retired in 1986.

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