Dr. Harry C. Denham


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He was born on June 17, 1918, a native of Lewis County, Kentucky, and he traversed these earthly bounds on August 25, 2001.
Harry C. Denham graduated from Maysville High School in 1936 where he lettered in football and basketball; he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky in 1941 where he also lettered in football and basketball, and he was past president of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association and served on the Board of Trustees for 10 years; he graduated from the University of Louisville Medical School in 1944, and after serving his country with distinction in the United States Army Medical Corps Department of Surgery in Vienna, Austria, he returned to Maysville in 1950 as general practitioner, obstetrician, and surgeon; and in 1956, he and his brother, Dr. Mitchell Denham, opened the Denham Medical Clinic from which he retired on August 31, 1984; and
Harry C. Denham was an esteemed member of the Maysville community where he was a devout member and chairman of the board of Trinity United Methodist Church; he served as past chairman of the Mason County Medical Society, was a member of the Kentucky Surgical Society, and served several terms as Hayswood Hospital Chief of Staff; he was an advocate of education, serving on the Kentucky School Board Association for 12 years and on the Maysville School Board for 21 years, but his proudest moment came as being one of the founding fathers of Maysville Community College; he was past president of the Maysville Country Club and the Maysville Lions Club; he was the recipient of the 1970 Maysville High School Distinguished Alumnus Award and he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame;

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