From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Curd, Kirksey L.

(born: 1888  -  died: 1967) 

Born in Fulton, KY, Kirksey L. Curd became a physician, earning his medical degrees from Cornell University in 1912 and Pennsylvania University in 1917, then practicing in Philadelphia, PA, where he would spend the rest of his life. He was the first African American to receive the D. V. M. degree from Cornell University. Curd was also president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and a World War I veteran. He was the son of Curtis and Ida Curd. The family, along with extended family members, all moved from Kentucky to Perry, OK, when Kirksey Curd was a child. They are listed in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1930-32.


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NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America a biographical dictionary of notable living persons of African descent in America : 1930-1931-1932

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