Albert L. Ingram, Jr. ’38

Dr. Albert L. Ingram, Jr. ’38 of Rutherfordton, N.C., died July 27, 2005. After graduation from Davidson, he completed University of Maryland Medical School and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the destroyer USS Upshur in the North Atlantic during World War II as a lieutenant in the naval reserve. He was a psychiatrist who established the first private psychiatric practice in the state of Delaware and practiced there for 15 years. He then moved to Pennsylvania State University where he served as university psychiatrist and directed the university health services. Returning to Delaware, Dr. Ingram was commissioner of mental health and served as the state’s first secretary of health and social services. Later, he returned to Penn State as director of its mental health center. In 1979, he became clinical director of the Rutherford-Polk Area Mental Health/Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Program, remaining in that role until 1984. In retirement, he continued to serve as a consultant to the program. During his career, he also served as assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and as a consultant to a wide variety of organizations. He was the first president of the Delaware Psychiatric Society and a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, which also honored him with a Distinguished Service Award. He is survived by his wife, Margaret S. Ingram, 354 Fairforest Drive, Rutherfordton, N.C. 28139; daughters Bonnie I. Pooley of Bethel, Maine, and Patricia I. Harris of Marmora, N.J.; a son, Albert L. Ingram III of Kent, Ohio; four grandchildren: Kenneth T. Pooley ’85 of Lookout Mountain, Ga., Brian N. Trostle of Palermo, N.J., Jo Ann Trostle of Woodland Hills, Calif., and Stephanie C. Ingram of Kent, Ohio; and two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Channing of Lookout Mountain, Ga.