William M. Harley Jr.

William M. Harley Jr. was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on May 31, 1912. He graduated from Orangeburg High School in 1929 and received a scholarship to play baseball at the University of South Carolina. After graduation in 1932, he taught school and played semi-professional baseball for several years. He attended the Atlanta-Southern School of Dentistry (later the Emory University School of Dentistry) and received his DDS degree in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Dental Corp for combined 29 years. He served as base dental surgeon in his last four assignments. He retired in 1965 as a Lt. Colonel and moved to Columbia, South Carolina where he resided with his wife, Mary Offutt Harley. Dr. Harley died September 30, 2007.

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