LANDIS, George L. (Dr.)

GEORGE L. LANDIS, M. D., was born in Bedford County March 31, 1847, son of Bryant and Margaret (Ogilvie) Landis.  His early days were spent in laboring on his father’s farm and in attending the common schools.  October 5, 1865, he began the study of medicine with his brother, Dr. J. A. Landis, of Kentucky, and in September, 1869, he entered the Medical University of Nashville, Tenn.  He practiced a short time and continued to read under Dr. W. F. Clary, and in the fall of 1870 again entered the University of Nashville, and graduated in March of the following year.  Since that time he has practiced in Marshall and Bedford Counties, and since May 7, 1883, has been a resident of Unionville, and is one of the leading physicians of the place.  He attended the New York Polyclinic of Medicine and Surgery in the fall of 1885.

He was married, November 4, 1875, to Mrs. Carrie Locke, and by her became the father of five children, two of whom are dead.  Those living are Alice, Florence and Robbie.   Since eleven years of age the Doctor has been a church member, and is now a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.  In politics he is a Democrat.

Transcribed by Kathryn Hopkins

Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Reminescences [Sic], Observations, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1988.