Dr. George Bolling Lee

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George Bolling Lee

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Lexington, VA, USA
Death: July 13, 1948 (75)
New York City
Place of Burial: Lee Chapel Museum Lexington (Lexington City County) Lexington City Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. General W. H. F. "Rooney" Lee (CSA); Mary Tabb Lee and Mary Tabb Lee
Husband of Helen Madeline Lee
Father of Robert Edward Lee, IV and Mary Walker Lee
Brother of Mary Tabb Lee; Robert E Lee III; William Henry Fitzhugh Lee; Annie Agnes Lee; Mary Tabb Lee and 3 others
Half brother of Robert Edward Lee; Charlotte Carter Lee; Charlotte Lee; NN Lee; Unknown Lee and 1 other

Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
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About Dr. George Bolling Lee


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....

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Dr. George Bolling Lee's Timeline

August 31, 1872
Lexington, VA, USA
June 10, 1921
Age 48
New York, n.y.
December 25, 1924
Age 52
New York, n.y.
July 13, 1948
Age 75
New York City
Lee Chapel Museum Lexington (Lexington City County) Lexington City Virginia