|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1927|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 2012|
Charles Anderson Augustus, M.D. was the older son of Rosalia V. and Jay H. Augustus, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
He graduated from Manual Training High School in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1942, attended Kansas State College and Howard University College of Medicine, graduating with a Medical Degree in 1949. He was the first African-American to serve a medical internship in the U.S. Army which he completed at Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He later served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a Captain in Korea.
After an honorable discharge from the Army, he opened a private medical practice in Pensacola, Florida. There he built a dedicated, successful, caring medical practice and became the primary impetus for desegregation and integration of schools, public beaches and recreational facilities in Escambia County, Florida. He relocated to Miami, Florida in 1981 as Regional Medical Director of CIGNA Health Plan for Miami-Dade County. He then joined practice in association with Dr. Richard S. Johnson, West Palm Beach in 1987. He retired from active medical practice in 1998.
He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, the Miami-Dade Medical Association and the National Medical Association.
Complete obituary published in Pensacola News Journal from February 2 to February 5, 2012
Royal Palm Memorial Gardens
West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County
Created by: Catahoula Hound
Record added: Aug 08, 2012
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