Lenox Dial Baker Sr. (November 10, 1902 - June 2, 1995) was an American orthopedic surgeon and athletic trainer at both Duke University and University of Tennessee. The Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital at Duke is named in his honor. He graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine, where he was later a professor.
He was the first director (later secretary) of the North Carolina Department of Human Resources (later renamed the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services).
Baker was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.
Famous quotes containing the words lenox and/or baker:
“Droning a drowsy syncopated tune,
Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon,
I heard a Negro play.
Down on Lenox Avenue the other night
By the pale dull pallor of an old gas light”
—Langston Hughes (19021967)
“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.”
—Russell Baker (b. 1925)