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Dr. Thomas Walter Josey

September 28, 1881 — August 31, 1956

 
 
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
1. Dr. Thomas Walter Josey Marker
Inscription.  A native Augustan, son of former slaves, he worked to support himself and his studies, graduating from Haines Institute and attending Atlanta University prior to earning the M.D. from Howard University Medical School in 1912.

Hired by Pilgrim Health and Life Insurance Company in Augusta in 1917, he rose to vice president and medical director, supervising, by 1930, the staff of about 100 medical examiners. An accomplished civic leader, a noteworthy churchman, and a generous philanthropist, he raised funds for and personally donated to myriad organizations and causes. A scouter, he received the Silver Beaver award for distinguished service to youth. He spearheaded a campaign in 1950 that resulted in the hiring of Augusta's first six black policemen.

An eminent physician, he served as president of the Stoney Medical Association, president of the Georgia Medical Association, and regional vice president of the National Medical Association. A local high school and boy scout camp bear his name.
 
Erected by Augusta African-American Historical Society.
 
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is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Georgia - Augusta African-American History Walk series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 33° 27.9′ N, 81° 58.638′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Laney Walker Boulevard and 11th Street, on the right when traveling west on Laney Walker Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 Laney Walker Blvd, Augusta GA 30901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reverend C. T. Walker (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. James Edward Carter (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rev. Nathaniel T. Young, Sr. (about 600 feet away); Dr. James Edward Carter Jr. (about 600 feet away); The Honorable John H. Ruffin, Jr. (about 600 feet away); William Carpenter, Sr. (about 800 feet away); Rev. Dr. Charles Spencer Hamilton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tabernacle Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .  Dr. Thomas Walter Josey. Short biography of the respected
Dr. Thomas Walter Josey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
2. Dr. Thomas Walter Josey Marker
physician. Page also includes a brief video about him. (T.W. Josey High School Alumni Foundation) (Submitted on June 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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