Dr. Robert W. Dougherty, Jr.
1944 — 2023
Dr. Robert Worden "Bobby" Dougherty, Jr., 79, of Hertford, NC, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2023 in ECU Health Chowan Hospital, Edenton. Dr. Dougherty was born in Baton Rouge, LA on April 9, 1944, and was the son of the late Robert Worden Dougherty, Sr. and Katharine Medora Butler Dougherty. Raised on a dairy farm in Louisiana, he graduated from LSU where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity and served as president of the College of Chemistry and Physics. He then attended Rice University in Houston, TX, graduating in 1973 with a Doctorate in Nuclear Physics. He was employed for 35 years at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Howard County, Md. One of...