Bio: Witter, G. F. Dr. (1881)


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Surnames: Witter, Phelps, Grant, Hayes, Arthur

 

----Source: History of Northern Wis. (Wood County, Wis.) 1881, page 1207

DR. G. F. WITTER was born June 6, 1831, in Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y. Attended the common school and Alfred Academy, teaching school after sixteen years of age, during the Winter, and, securing sufficient means, entered the medical department of the Michigan University, where he graduated in 1856, having studied in the office of Janes & Babcock. Began practice in Wautoma, Wis., remaining there three years. In 1859, established himself in Grand Rapids, at once taking a high rank in his profession. In 1877, was appointed on the State Board of Health a position he still holds. Is a member of the American Public Health Association, of the American Medical Association, president of the Northwestern Medical Society and Examining Surgeon for Pensions. Was married, in 1860, to Miss Frances L. Phelps. They have three children. The doctor was for eight years County Superintendent of Schools, and has always been foremost in educational matters, early arranging school matters so as to produce the best results. He was appointed Postmaster by Grant, re-appointed by Hayes and again by Arthur. The doctor is a very useful citizen.

 

 


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