John Jackson Lentz, Sr. (1885-1970) biographical file
Biographical file includes obituary and biographical article.
- 1970 - 1970
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John J. Lentz Sr. graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School in 1906. He became Davidson County, Tennessee, health director in 1920. He was an early advocate of dog pound/dog control laws, sex education in public schools, sewer systems, milk pasteurization, school hygiene, rabies control, garbage-disposal supervision, tuberculosis-detection clinics, rehabilitation for children with hearing and speech defects, and restaurant inspections. The Davidson County Quarterly Court was named to honor Lentz in a resolution passed in 1958, and a Lentz Public Health Center was opened in 1959. Lentz retired in 1964 and passed away in 1970.
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