James McCune Smith Death Cause and Date

James McCune Smith's Death

Born (Birthday) April 18, 1813

Death Date November 17, 1865

Age of Death 52 years

Cause of Death Congestive Heart Failure

Profession Doctor

The doctor James McCune died at the age of 52. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Physician, author and abolitionist who is notable for becoming the first African-American in history to earn a medical degree. He was a member of the American Anti-Slavery Society and used his platform to refute widely-held beliefs about medicine and intelligence in regard to race.

He and his wife Malvina Barnet were both of mixed African and European ancestry. He had a total of seven children.