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Braxton (Maceo, Jr.) family photograph album
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An album of family portraits and other material assembled at the time of Maceo Braxton, Jr.'s graduation from West Point in 1974. The more than 40 photographs in the album prominently feature Braxton (1953-2008)--a Black physician and military officer--as well as his parents, Maceo Braxton, Sr. (1922-1997) and Bernice Maiflorence Braxton (1924-2013), and his four siblings in their Los Angeles home. Many of the portraits feature Braxton's mother, Bernice, who worked at the University of Southern California as a reference librarian at the time.
Maceo ("Mace") Braxton, Jr., M.D. (1953-2008) served in the U.S. Army and pursued a career in medicine. Born April 7, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA to Maceo Braxton, Sr. (1922-1997) and Bernice Maiflorence (Tuggle) Braxton (1924-2013), Braxton attended West Point and graduated in 1974. Braxton went on to attend the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Medical School and continued to serve in the military until 1998, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. With his wife Shirley and their three children, Braxton settled in Salina, Kansas where he pioneered the heart surgery program and served as a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Salina Regional Health Center.
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