Joseph Lester Gordon, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Joseph Lester Gordon

DR. JOSEPH LESTER GORDON was born in Wheeler, Indiana, August 12, 1896, the son of Samuel I. and Freida Gordon, the former of whom was of Scotch-English descent and was the son of a pioneer who settled in the vicinity of Wheeler more than eighty years ago. Doctor Gordon received his high school education at Wheeler, graduating in 1914, and then attended Indiana University, where he took his pre-medical course. He then entered Valparaiso University, where he also prepared for the study of medicine, and then entered the University of Louisville. He took his medical degree from that institution in 1922. His interneship was spent at the Indiana State Reformatory Hospital at Jeffersonville, Indiana, where he remained for two years and then established his practice at Wayland. Kentucky.

A year later he returned to Wheeler, and has been practicing in Gary for two and one-half years. In May, 1918, he entered the Medical Reserve Corps in the unit represented from the University of Louisville, and received his discharge in January. 1919. His location at 8 West Ridge Road has brought him into intimate contact with the life of Glen Park, and he has become a popular figure in all progressive movements of that suburb. He is held in high esteem professionally and is personally popular.

Doctor Gordon is a member of the Masonic order, the Elks and Odd Fellows, and while in school joined the Phi Beta Pi fraternity. He is affiliated also with various medical bodies, including the A. M. A., State Medical and Porter County Medical Associations, and local civic organizations.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 358-359

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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