Lenox Baker

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Lenox Baker
Born November 10, 1902
Died June 2, 1995
Occupation Secretary of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Lenox Dial Baker Sr. (November 10, 1902 – June 2, 1995)[1] was an American orthopedic surgeon and athletic trainer at both Duke University and University of Tennessee. The Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital at Duke is named in his honor. He graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine, where he was later a professor.

He was the first director (later secretary) of the North Carolina Department of Human Resources (later renamed the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services).

Baker was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.

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  1. ^ "Baker, Lenox Dial". Who was who in America : with world notables, v. XI (1993-1996). New Providence, N.J.: Marquis Who's Who. 1996. p. 13. ISBN 0837902258. 

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