Lee County, Virginia - History - Notable Residents

Notable Residents

Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of osteopathic medicine, was born near Jonesville.

Frank Rowlett, cryptologist, member of the Signals Intelligence Service. Born in Rose Hill.

William C. Wampler, Representative to the United States Congress, born in Pennington Gap.

Campbell Slemp, Representative to the United States Congress, father of C. Bascom Slemp.

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