May 26, 2016–Tom McGehee / The Mobile County Health Dept.-200 Years of Local Leaders

Program: The Mobile Health Department: Celebrating 200 Years of Community Leaders
Mobile has the distinction of having a Health Department which is older than the state of Alabama. Over the past two centuries the leaders of this organization have also been prominent in other areas of the city and left legacies most of us take for granted. Three of those leaders who were also prominent physicians in their day will be discussed: George Ketchum, Charles Mohr and Paul Acker. Their interesting biographies will be matched with some very familiar landmarks around town with which they were closely associated in their lifetimes.
Since January 1994 Tom McGehee has been the Museum Director for Bellingrath Gardens and Home. He has written numerous columns regarding Mobile’s lost architectural gems for more than three decades and in recent years has been a regular contributor to Mobile Bay Magazine with his column “Ask McGehee.” He serves as President of the Friends of Magnolia Cemetery and is Clerk of Session for Government Street Presbyterian Church.
Tom has been a member of the Rotary Club of Mobile since 2000. He is married to the former Ceil Smith of Monroeville and has a daughter, Megan, who currently lives in Fairhope.