WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
LORENZO WATSON McGREGOR, M.D.
(9th medical doctor in St. George)
HOME59 North 100 West
St. George, Utah
Telephone 169 in the 1941 telephone book
BIOGRAPHYLorenzo Watson McGregor was born April 19, 1909 to Donald A. & Alma W. McGregor.
In 1931, Lorenzo and his brother, Alpine, entered Baltimore Medical College (University of Maryland), following in their father's (Dr. Donald A. McGregor) footsteps. Lorenzo ("Dr. L.W.") and Alpine ("Dr. A.W.") McGregor graduated together with honors. These two brothers were just finishing their internships in Los Angeles in 1936 when their father suffered a heart attack. This left the people of Washington County without enough medical help, and after the California Medical Board granted the McGregor Brothers permission to leave their program a month early, they returned to St. George to take over their father's practice and the McGregor Hospital there.
Alpine and Lorenzo expanded the size of the hospital and practiced medicine there together until Lorenzo died on August 26, 1953. Lorenzo is buried on Plot C-30-4-5 of the St. George City Cemetery.
Dr. Lorenzo W. McGregor had a son, Lorenzo "Mac" McGregor.
WCHS-01373 Photo of Lorenzo W. "Mac" McGregor's 4th grade class at St. George Elementary School
WCHS-01537 Photo of Alpine W. McGregor MD, Lorenzo W. McGregor MD, and Donald A. McGregor MD
WCHS-01924 Photo of Dr. Lorenzo W. McGregor with some pilots
REFERENCESWashington County Chapter, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers,
" Under Dixie Sun".
1950 with 1978 Supplement.
Douglas D. Alder and Karl F. Brooks,
" A History of Washington County From Isolation to Destination".
Leavitt Family Website entry for Lorenzo Watson McGregor