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Joycelyn Elders

Joycelyn EldersAKA Minnie Lee Jones

Born: 13-Aug-1933
Birthplace: Schaal, AR

Gender: Female
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Highly opinionated Surgeon General

Military service: US Army (1953-56)

Father: Curtis Jones
Mother: Haller Jones
Husband: (div.)
Husband: Oliver Elders (m. 1960)
Son: Eric
Son: Kevin

    University: BA Biology, Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR (1952)
    Medical School: MD, University of Arkansas (1960)
    Medical School: University of Minnesota
    University: MS Biochemistry, University of Arkansas (1967)
    Professor: Pediatrics, University of Arkansas (1967-)

    US Surgeon General 8-Sep-1993 to 31-Dec-1994
    Arkansas State Official Director, Department of Health (1987-92)
    Drug Policy Alliance Honorary Board
    Marijuana Policy Project Advisory Board

Author of books:
Jocelyn Elders, M.D.: From Sharecropper's Daughter To Surgeon General of the United States (1996, autobiography)


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