Enoch Woodhouse II
Class of ’44


Enoch Woodhouse II, Class of ’44, was born in Roxbury, MA.   In 1944 at the age of 17, he enlisted in the US Army. He attended Office Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned 2nd Lt. at age 19. He was assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group known as the Tuskeegee Airmen, as Paymaster. Woodhouse and the Tuskegee Airmen played a critical role in the early integration of the Armed Forces.

After retiring from the US Army Air Force, Woodhouse attended and graduated from Yale University. He then studied law at Yale Law School and at Boston University, receiving his JD from the latter in ‘55.  He worked as a trial lawyer in Boston for over 40 years, and in the State Department and for the City of Boston as well.

Among his many awards, in 2007 he, along with 300 of his fellow Tuskegee Airmen, received the Congressional Gold Medal, one of our nation’s highest honors from President George W. Bush and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.