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  1. Minnie Joycelyn Elders (born Minnie Lee Jones; August 13, 1933) is an American pediatrician and public health administrator who served as Surgeon General of the United States from 1993 to 1994.

    • Army: 1953–1956, Public Health Service: 1993-94
    • Bill Clinton
  2. Born: Joycelyn Elders, née Minnie Joycelyn Jones, (born August 13, 1933, Schaal, Arkansas, U.S.), American physician and public health official who served (1993–94) as U.S. surgeon general, the first black and the second woman to hold that post. Elders was the first of eight children in a family of sharecroppers.

    • The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica
  3. Joycelyn Elders, the first person in the state of Arkansas to become board certified in pediatric endocrinology, was the fifteenth Surgeon General of the United States, the first African American and only the second woman to head the U.S. Public Health Service.

  4. Feb 17, 2022 · The museum lists Dr. Joycelyn Elders among its Black Pioneers in Medicine, and for good reason. In 1993, Dr. Elders became the first African American and second woman to serve as Surgeon General of the United States.

  5. Dec 8, 2020 · But exactly 27 years ago—decades before the United Nations and the World Health Organization endorsed decriminalization—United States Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, a former director of the Arkansas Department of Health, called for the consideration of full drug legalization.

  6. Feb 5, 2016 · A new documentary explores the history and enduring taboo of masturbation—including the curious case of Joycelyn Elders, the surgeon general whose tenure came to an abrupt end after she ...

  7. Sep 20, 2017 · Dr. Joycelyn Elders. Favorite Color: Yellow and Beige. Favorite Food: White Potatoes (Irish potatoes) Favorite Time of Year: Spring and Fall. Favorite Vacation Spot: San Diego. Medical doctor and professor Dr. Joycelyn Elders was born on August 14, 1933 in Schaal, Arkansas to Curtis Jones and Haller Reed Jones.

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