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

Nurse, John Robert

(born: 1899  -  died: 1964) 

Born in Louisville, KY, Nurse was the physician-in-charge of infant welfare at Central Louisville Health Center from 1919-1935, a time when infant mortality was beginning to decline. Nurse was also medical director of the Mammoth Life Insurance Company in Louisville, beginning in 1946. He was the son of Robert L. and Pattie Nurse. In 1900 the family of four lived on Oak Street in Louisville, according to the U.S. Federal Census. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1950.


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NKAA Entry: Mammoth Life and Accident Insurance Company
NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America: an illustrated biographical directory of notable living persons of African descent in the United States (1950)

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“Nurse, John Robert,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 19, 2021,

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