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Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr.

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Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Internal Medicine Physician

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Brown
Favorite Food:
Chicken, Fish, Vegetables
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Caribbean
Favorite Quote:
Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.

Birthplace

Born:
3/22/1925
Birth Location:
Tuskegee, Alabama

Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Internal Medicine Physician

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Brown
Favorite Food:
Chicken, Fish, Vegetables
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Caribbean
Favorite Quote:
Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.

Birthplace

Born:
3/22/1925
Birth Location:
Tuskegee
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Biography

Internal medicine physician Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. was born on March 22, 1925 in Tuskegee, Alabama to Dr. George Clayton Branche, Sr. and Lillian Vester Davidson. Branche attended Boston Latin High School in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated in June of 1942. He then attended and graduated from Bowdon College in Brunswick, Maine, earning his B.A. degree in 1946. Branche graduated from Boston University’s Medical School in 1948 earning his M.D. degree.

After earning his medical degree, Branche worked as a medical intern at Boston City Hospital between 1948 and 1949. In July of 1949, Branche started his residency in internal medicine at Cushing Veterans’ Hospital. After his residency ended in 1951, he earned a cancer fellowship at Tufts Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After his cancer fellowship, Branche entered the U.S. Army. Between October and December of 1952, Branche attended medical field service school at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas in preparation for service overseas during the Korean Conflict. Between December of 1952 and May 15, 1954, Branche served in the U.S. Army as a medical officer. He was honorably discharged in November of 1954, achieving the rank of captain.

Branche started to practice internal medicine in Richmond, Virginia near the end of 1954 after leaving the U.S. Army. The following year, he got married and started a family. After seven years in Richmond, Branche and his family moved to New York City, where he practiced medicine with his brother, Dr. Matthew Branche. Branche worked in the Admissions Department at Columbia University Medical School. Branche also helped found the organization, 100 Black Men. He was involved with the organization for forty-three years and was an active member for many years.

Branche passed away on April 23, 2009 at age 84.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr.'s interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his mother's upbringing in North Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his father's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his father's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his paternal great-uncle, George Clayton Shaw
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his father's childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his father's university education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. talks about his father's medical research
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his father's social involvement
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his family life in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls travelling with his family as a child
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls Camp Emlen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls moving to Boston, Massachusetts for high school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls differences between Boston and Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls the Roxbury community in Boston
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls his mother and siblings' move to Boston
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls his decision to study medicine
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his internship at Boston City Hospital
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his mentors
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls his medical internship and residency
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls joining the U.S. Army as a medical officer
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his service in the Korean War
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. remembers segregation in the U.S. Army
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls returning from the Korean War
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls moving to Richmond, Virginia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls his medical career in New York City, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls the difficulties of practicing medicine in Richmond
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his medical career in New York
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his social involvement in New York
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his wife and his friends at Harlem Hospital Center
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. talks about George Clayton Shaw's writings
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes the history of Mary Potter Academy, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes the history of Mary Potter Academy, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls serving with black physicians in the Korean War
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his medical duties in the Korean War
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. talks about why he settled in Richmond, Virginia
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls Richmond's African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls moving to New York City in 1962
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls his early medical career in New York City
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls practicing medicine with his brother
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his community involvement in Harlem, New York
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his involvement in 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. recalls his medical career in New York City, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes Westchester County, New York
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes the community of Scarsdale, New York
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes African Americans' presence in the medical profession
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes the medical issues facing the African American community
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his concerns about healthcare for African Americans
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes the operations of the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester, Inc.
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his work with the Westchester Clubmen
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. talks about his Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity membership
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 8 Story: 8 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. talks about his three children
  • Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. narrates his photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 9 Story: 4 - Dr. George Clayton Branche, Jr. narrates his photographs, pt. 2