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Jefferson Davis Upshaw

Born 1929
Died 2008

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American haematologist, born July 19, 1929, Louise, Mississippi; died January 6, 2008.

Biography of Jefferson Davis Upshaw

Jefferson D. Upshaw was the son of Jefferson Davis Upshaw Jr. (1905-1983) and Gladys Christine Ferguson (1905-1983). He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was Chief of Staff of Baptist Memorial Hospital (1976) and previously served as Director of Intern Training (1963-1991) as well as a Clinical Professor of Medicine for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He had three children: Grace Christine (*1954), Jefferson Davis Upshaw IV
(*1956) and Henry Walker (*1966).

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