|Name||Louis Wade Sullivan|
Atlanta, Georgia , United States
|| November 03, 1933
|Last Modifed||Juan Croniqueur|
Dec 03, 2015 12:27pm
|Info||Louis Wade Sullivan (born November 3, 1933) is an American physician. He served as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President George H. W. Bush and founded the Morehouse School of Medicine. |
Although he was born in Atlanta, Georgia, his parents moved to rural Blakely, Georgia shortly after he was born. His father was an undertaker and his mother worked as a teacher there. His parents sent him, and his brother Walter, to live with friends in Atlanta where the educational opportunities were better.
Louis attended Atlantic public schools and then enrolled at Morehouse College. He graduated from there magna cum laude in 1954. He then went to Boston University Medical School, where he graduated in 1958. He did a residency at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
He, along with other Morehouse alumni, spearheaded the formation of Morehouse School of Medicine. In 1978, he was appointed as the dean and founding director of the medical school.
He married Eve Williamson, an attorney, on September 30, 1955. They have three children.