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ALBERT LEE SPAULDING


Wherever any considerable number of colored people are found, there will be found also some natives of North Carolina. Many of them have entered the professions and some have gone into business. One of the successful young physicians of the State of West Virginia, located at Charleston, hails from the Old North State.

Dr. Albert Lee Spaulding was born at Rosindale, Columbus County, North Carolina, on August 18, 1889, thus it will be seen that he is now (1921) just turning into his thirties. His father, Guy Spaulding, who still survives, is a carpenter by trade and is the son of B. M. Spaulding and Margaret (Moore) Spaulding. The parents of B. M. Spaulding were Emanuel and Susan Spaulding. The mother of our subject was, before her marriage, Miss Patsy Mitchell. Growing up on the Columbus County farm, one of a large family, young Spaulding felt keenly the need of better schooling. In his early teens he left home, joining a brother in New Jersey, where they worked on the place of an Uncle, Congressman White, of North Carolina. Here the boy attended the public school. Later he went to Philadelphia, worked in the day and went to school at Temple College at night till he was through the grades. He then went to Morgan College, Baltimore, for his preparatory work, after which he spent two years at Howard University. When ready for his medical course he matriculated at Meharry Medical College, where he won his M.D. degree in 1917. He was Interne at the City Hospital, Louisville, Ky., nearly a year. In the fall of 1918 he came to Charleston, where he has already made a place for himself in the professional and social life of the city. He gives considerable attention to surgery. On February 7, 1918, Dr. Spaulding married Miss Jane Morrow, a native of Kentucky. Mrs. Spaulding was educated at Fisk University. They have one child, Albert Lee Spaulding, Jr. Dr. Spaulding is a Republican in politics, in religion a Methodist. His secret order affiliations are with the Pythians and the American Woodmen.

He belongs to both the State and National Medical Societies. He volunteered during the war and was commissioned First Lieutenant in the M. R. C., but was not called into active service. His inspirational reading is biography.

He has observed conditions in the country as well as in the large centers of population and believes that progress awaits better educational facilities, especially in the matter of longer school terms and better equipped teachers. Dr. Spaulding is another illustration of what a farmer boy can do when he determines upon a given course. Young, vigorous alike in mind and body, a splendid practice already built up, Dr. Spaulding faces the future with confidence.


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