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Dallas Surgeon
Is New Regent

James Leonard Sweatt III, center, a Dallas thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, was sworn in Wednesday (Nov. 1) as a member of the Texas State University System Board of Regents, governing body for Sam Houston State University. Nancy Neal, who chairs the regents, administered the oath while Sweatt's wife, Mary Lois, looked on. An undergraduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, Sweatt is actively involved in health care, was the first black to head the Dallas County Medical Society since its organization in 1876, and was the first black to graduate from Washington University's medical school in St. Louis. In 1996 he was presented Middlebury College's Alumni Achievement Award.

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SHSU Media Contact: Frank Krystyniak
Nov. 2, 2000
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