GEORGE S. LIGGETT, M. D., is one of the most prominent physicians and surgeons of Labette county, Kansas, and resides in the city of Oswego. He was born in Williston, Chittenden county, Vermont, in 1853, and at an early age was taken by his parents to live at Lebanon, Illinois.
Dr. Liggett received his primary education in the public schools of Lebanon, after which he took a course of study in McKendree College, of that town, where he graduated in 1872. He then entered upon the study of medicine under a preceptor, at St. Louis, and subsequently attended a course of lectures in the St. Louis Medical College. He graduated there with the class of 1876, and in consequence of being the successful candidate in the competitive examination of the board of health, he received an appointment in the St. Louis Hospital. In 1878, he began private practice at Mount Vernon, Illinois, where he remained but a short time. He then became company physician for the famous Iron Mountain Mining Company, in which capacity he continued for a period of four years. In 1884, he located in Oswego, Labette county, Kansas, where he has since practiced in a very successful manner. He has a large general practice, but makes a specialty of microscopic work. On this subject he has written many lengthy articles for leading medical magazines, and has prepared and read treatises before medical societies, indicating a knowledge of microscopy not possessed by most physicians. He is a member of the Southeast Kansas Medical Society, of which he has been the secretary for several years. He is a Democrat, in politics, and was pension examiner under President Cleveland. He has served as county health officer and county physician, and for several years past, has been on the city board of health. Fraternally, he is a member of the blue lodge, A. F. & A. M., of which he is secretary; of Oswego Chapter, R. A. M., of which he is at present high priest; and Oswego Commandery, K. T. He is also a member of the Modern Woodmen of America; and the Ancient Order of United Workmen. Dr. Liggett served as mayor of Oswego from April, 1899, to April, 1901.
Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901
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