In Memoriam

Lloyd C. Elam (1929-2008)

Lloyd C. Elam, former president of Meharry Medical College, died after suffering a heart attack earlier this month while traveling in Mississippi. He was 79 years old.

Dr. Elam came to Meharry in 1961 as a professor of psychiatry. Seven years later, at the age of 39, Elam was named the sixth president of the medical school. He served as president for 13 years.

Dr. Elam was a native of Chicago. He was a graduate of Roosevelt University. In 1957 he became the first African American to graduate from the University of Washington School of Medicine.