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Bond, Leslie Fee, Sr.

(born: 1928  -  died: 2013) 

Leslie Fee Bond, Sr., born in Louisville, KY, moved with his family to Galesburg, IL when he was 10-years-old. Like his father, Dr. Henry Bond, Leslie was a family practitioner; he was also a surgeon. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana and Meharry Medical College, he opened his practice in St. Louis, MO, where he was also an outspoken community leader.

Bond served on the Physicians-Pharmacists Advisory Committee to Medicaid for 20 years. He was selected by Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan to serve on the St. Louis Police Board. In 2007, Bond received the Salute to Excellence in Health Care Award from the St. Louis American Foundation.

His son, Leslie F. Bond, Jr., was the first African American chairman of the St. Louis Election Board in 1993.

Bond Sr. died March 21, 2013. He was the son of Ona and Dr. Henry Bond and the husband of Anita G. Lyons Bond.

For more see Lift Every Voice and Sing: St. Louis African Americans in the Twentieth Century, by D.  Wesley, W. Price, and A. Morris; Who's Who Among African Americans, 1996/97; M. Schlinkmann, "First Black will head election board," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/23/1993, News section, p. 4A; Dr. Leslie F. Bond, Sr. at Find A Grave; and Dr. Leslie F. Bond Obituary, February 20, 1928 - March 21, 2013, at

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