From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Glass, James G.

(born: 1884  -  died: 1962) 

Dr. James G. Glass was one of the longest practicing physicians in Henderson, KY, where he practiced for 50 years. Glass was also a surgeon.

Born in Hopkinsville, KY, the son of Edward W. and Sallie E. McReynolds Glass, he graduated from Clark Embalming School and Walden University and received his M.D. from Meharry Medical College in 1906. Prior to opening his practice, Glass was in the undertaking business with his father, Edward Glass. He practiced medicine for a year in Hopkinsville, 1908-1909, then moved his business to Henderson, KY. 

Dr. Glass was the husband of Ora H. Kennedy Glass, a community leader in Henderson.

For more see the James Garfield Glass entry in Who's Who of the Colored Race, by F. L. Mather [available full view at Google Books]; and Dr. James G. Glass on p. 84 of Journal of the National Medical Association, vol. 55, issue 1, January 1963 [available online].

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