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John Wesley Leander McKinnon

John Wesley Leander McKinnon, American physician assistant. Certified physician assistant, 1979. Recipient Clinton Thompson award Howard University, 1979, outstanding award District of Columbia Prisons, 1993; Presidential scholar University Düsseldorf.C., 1985.


  • McKinnon, John Wesley Leander was born on December 24, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Son of Leander McKinnon and Leathia Adla (Callies) McK.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Howard University, 1985. Master in Public Health, University Düsseldorf.C., 1993.


    • Office machine repairman Houston School District, 1965-1966. Computer specialist United States Army, Fort Lee, Virginia, 1969-1972. Licensed Practical Nurse, 2290th United States Army Hospital, Rockville, Maryland, 1974-1985.

      Clinical specialist Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, 1974-1985. Paramedic District of Columbia Fire Department, 1983-1990. Physician's assistant District of Columbia Department Corrections, since 1990, member pharmaceutical committee, since 1992.

      Reserve officer District of Columbia Police Department, 1972-1980. Practitioner, manager Chronic Disease Clinic, District of Columbia Detention Center, 1984. Public health educator University Düsseldorf.C., 1985.

      Infectious disease officer National Institute of Mental Health, 1980-1982.

    Major achievements

    • Certified physician assistant, 1979.


    • Author: (booklet) Guides for Computer Operators, 1972.


    A believer should support social climates, in which human communities are maintained and strengthened for the sake of all persons and their growth.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Baptism should only be administered to individuals who are capable of understanding the true meaning of the rite and also capable of understanding faith.

    Denomination: Baptist


    Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.


    Publication health advisor St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, 1984-1985. Sergeant 1st class United States Army, 1966-1969. Member American Academy Physician Assistants, American Academy Surgeons, American Association Physical Education, Therapy and Public Health, Fraternal Order Police (consultant since 1994).


    • Married Denise Murray, July 30, 1990. 1 child, Bettina Aleathia.
    • father: Leander McKinnon McK
    • mother: Leathia Adla (Callies) McK
    • spouse: Denise Murray
    • child: Bettina Aleathia McKinnon
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    Born December 24, 1943
    (age 73)