Vibrant Lives. Vibrant Stories.
Dr. Frank G Evans Sr. 1918 - 2009

This biography was originally released on August 15, 2022 as a part of our on going series titled: Vibrant Lives. Vibrant Stories.
Written by Madison Matthews on the Staff of The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission

Dr. Frank G Evans Sr. was born August 8th 1918 in Rushville, Indiana. Evans attended the Indiana University School of Medicine where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry, a Medical Assistant in Chemistry, and a Doctor of Medicine degree. He was married to Dr. Lydia T. Wright and they had two kids, Frank Jr. and Tamara Evans and they had two grandkids. Dr. Evans and Dr. Wright then moved to Buffalo, New York in 1951 and opened an office on Jefferson Avenue in 1951 until they retired in 1988.

Dr. Evans was a veteran of World War 2 working as a medic in New Guinea and the Philippines. He was also a general practitioner and internist at the Millard Fillmore Hospital as well as being a Clinical Professor at the University of Buffalo Medical School. Furthermore, Evans has been a member of the Alpha Kappa Boule, the Upstate Medical Alliance, the Buffalo Equity Fund, and the Pundit Club. He has served on the Health Planning Council of Western New York and the State Medical Misconduct Committee. Then he served as a Buffalo Chairman of the National Negro College Fund and he was the secretary of the Board of Trustees of the YMCA of Buffalo and Erie County. 

 

Adding to all of Dr. Evans' work, he has been an awardee to a countless amount of awards. He has received the Red Jacket Award from the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society and the Geneva B. Scruggs Award for Excellence in Health Care. As well as the Medgar Evers Award from the NAACP. Evans has then been honored as one of the 20 Black Achievers in the Industry for his achievements to the importance of multicultural businesses and community relationships. 

Dr. Frank G Evans Sr, unfortunately died September 17, 2009 and was eventually buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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