Dr. G. Hunter Wolfe
Dr. G. Hunter Wolfe, a native of Glade Spring, Virginia, served Emory & Henry College for half a century as the team doctor for the football squad. In recognition of his service and devotion, he was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1972.
Wolfe was a 1922 graduate of Emory & Henry, though his collegiate career was interrupted by his service in the U.S. Army during World War I. After completing his undergraduate degree, he attended the Medical College of Virginia and received his medical degree in 1928. He returned to Southwest Virginia and worked at Johnston Memorial Hospital before serving as an army doctor in France and England during World War II. When he returned home, he worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital for over a decade and stayed in the Army Reserve until his retirement in 1960.
Wolfe, an avid sports fan, served as the physician of the Emory & Henry football team for 50 years. It’s quite possible that this is the longest tenure for a team physician in Virginia. In recognition of this longstanding dedication to his alma mater and of his service to the country, on the college’s 133rd Charter Day in 1972 he was presented with a citation of appreciation and an honorary doctorate of science. In 1981, Emory & Henry again honored his service by celebrating G. Hunter Wolfe Day.
Dr. Hunter G. Wolfe died at age 82 on July 7, 1982.