Anderson Rufin Abbott

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Birthday
7, 1837
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Dec 29, 1913 (76)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
7, 1837
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Dec 29, 1913 (76)

About

Canadian doctor known for being the first-ever black Canadian to become a licensed physician.

Before Fame

His family was well-to-do, allowing him to attend private schools and graduate with honors from the Toronto Academy.

Trivia

He was one of thirteen black surgeons to serve in the American Civil War.

Family Life

He came from a well-known black family in Toronto who moved there from Alabama.

Associated With

He attended to Abraham Lincoln on the President's deathbed.