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Ellis Duncan ’31

Published in Apr. 3, 1996, issue

Ellis Duncan, a retired surgeon, died in Louisville Nov. 26, 1995. He prepared at Lawrenceville, and he played football and baseball both there and at Princeton, where he belonged to the Cap and Gown Club. After graduation he studied medicine at Univ. of Louisville, earning his MD degree.

Having spent 11/2 years in Columbia, Mo., he returned to Louisville for the private practice of surgery. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American College of Surgeons; he was affiliated with the AMA, state and county medical associations, the Louisville Surgical Society and Medical Society, and the Medical Forum. He published various articles on surgery.

During WWII, he spent over four years with the Army Medical Corps, served as chief of surgery in a hospital in East Africa, and was discharged as major.

About 1980 he was mayor of Fremont, Iowa, and belonged to the Fremont Lions. He was a director of St. Matthew's Community Center in Louisville and a member of St. Matthew's Rotary and the Filson Club (the Kentucky Historical Society). El's favorite hobby was golf, and he belonged to the Louisville Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, Abby Stewart; his sister, Anne D. Wyatt; three sons, Ellis IV, Robert W., and Anthony R.; and six grandchildren. The members of the class and his club, who will miss him a lot extend, sincere sympathy to all the family.

The Class of 1931

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