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This Day in Georgia History

September 26, 1961

Enoch Callaway, Jr. Died

Enoch Callaway, Jr. died in LaGrange, Georgia. Born on March 22, 1892 in LaGrange, he attended the University of Georgia (1909-12) and obtained his M.D. from Tulane in 1916. Assuming a general practice in LaGrange, Callaway became an early crusader against cancer. He set up the West Georgia Cancer Clinic, helped found Georgia’s affiliate of the American Cancer Society, and fought to alert Georgians to the deadly disease.