Gaither, Cornelius E.

  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Gaither, Cornelias E. (January 31, 2014)
  • Military Branch & Unit: Air Force

Dr. Cornelius E. Gaither was born in Philadephia in 1928.  He attended an all-Black elementary school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, before attending an integrated high school.  Gaither attended Lincoln University in 1945 and went on to Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee to earn his doctorate degree in Dental Surgery.  He joined the Air Force in 1955 and spent three years an oral surgeon in Germany.  Gaither retired in 1987 having served over thirty years in the Reserves.