|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1872|
|Death: ||Jul. 13, 1948|
New York County
New York, USA
George was the son of Gen. William Henry Fitzhugh Lee and Mary Tabb Bolling. He married Helen Keeney.
Obituary from the "New York Times," 14 Jul 1948, page 23,, column 5:
DR. GEORGE B. LEE, GYNECOLOGIST, 75
Physician Here Since 1899 Dies - Grandson of Gen. R.E. Lee Served Many Hospitals
Dr. George Bolling Lee, a gynecologist who had practiced medicine here since 1899 and was a grandson of Gen. Robert E. Lee, Confederate military leader in the Civil War, died yesterday in St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness at the age of 75. His home and office were at 20 East Sixty-sixth Street.
Of Colonial lineage, he was born in Lexington, Va., a great-grandson of Col. Henry (Lighthorse Harry) Lee of the Continental Army and the son of the Late Maj. Gen. William Henry Fitzhugh Lee of the Confederate Army and the late Mrs. Mary Tabb Lee.
Dr. Lee was graduated with an A.B. degree from Washington and Lee University in 1893 and received his M.D. in 1896 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. In 1934, Dr. Lee and Maj. Gen. Ulysses G. Grant 3d, (USA (retired), and grandson of the man to whom Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered in 1865, received honorary LL.D. degrees from Gettysburg (Pa.) College, where General Lee fought and lost his greatest battle. The grandsons shook hands.
Practiced Since 1899. An interne at Bellevue Hospital in 1896-99, Dr. Lee then commenced to practice medicine, continuing until his death. He was formerly an associate surgeon at Women's Hospital and visiting gynecologist at Bellevue Hospital and the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He also was formerly Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Polyclinc Medical School and Hospital. At one time his office was in the Plaza Hotel.
He was formerly honorary president of the board of directors of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, which acquired and restored Stratford Hall, his grandfather's Virginia birthplace, as a national shrine. On April 9, 1928, sixty-three years to the day after General Lee's surrender, Dr. Lee was a guest of honor as his son, Robert E. Lee 4th, now a student at Washington and Lee gave the signal that revealed to assembled thousands the equestrian statue of General Lee carved in granite on the wall of Stone Mound, Georgia, as part of the Lee Mmemorial. The late James J. Walker, then Mayor of New York, accepted the memorial on behalf of the nation.... Dr. Lee served as a captain and contract surgion with the United States Volunteers. In the first World War, he was a captain in the Army Medical Officers Reserve Corps....
Besides his son, he leaves his wife, Mrs. Helen Keeney Lee, whom he wed in 1920, and a daughter, Miss Mary W. Lee of New York.
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (1837 - 1891)
Mary Tabb Bolling Lee (1847 - 1924)
Helen Keeney Lee (1895 - 1968)
Lee Chapel Museum
Lexington (Lexington City County)
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Aug 17, 2008
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