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Dr. Augustus Nathaniel Lushington (1869-1939) Lynchburg Veterinarian

Dr. A.N. Lushington, born in Trinidad in the West Indies, attended Cornell University and then studied veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his degree in 1897. Dr. Lushington was the first black graduate of the University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and is believed to be one of the first African Americans in the country to receive a degree in veterinary medicine.

Donated by Drucilla Moultrie

Bookcase, c. 1892

Dr. Augustus Nathaniel Lushington’s barrister bookcase stood in his veterinary office at 1005 Fifth Street. The office was later used by dentists Dr. George F. Jackson, Sr., and Dr. George F. Jackson, Jr.

Donated by Cornelia Campbell in honor of Drucilla Moultrie and in memory of Dr. A. N. Lushington and his stepson George Grimes.

Directory of the Class of 1894
Cornell University, 1934

The directory compiled for the fortieth reunion of the Class of 1894 at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, lists Dr. Augustus Nathaniel Lushington of Lynchburg.

Donated by Drucilla Moultrie

1005 Fifth Street in 1998

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