Joycelyn Elders

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Birthday
13, 1933
Birthplace
Arkansas
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
13, 1933 (age 86)
Birthplace
Arkansas

About

Former Surgeon General of the United States from 1993 to 1994 who became known for her controversial views on issues like drug legalization and contraception.

Before Fame

She worked as a nurse's aide in a veterans hospital in Milwaukee.

Trivia

She became the first African American ever to be named Surgeon General in 1993.

Family Life

She grew up as the eldest of eight children.

Associated With

She was named Surgeon General by former President Bill Clinton.

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