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Before He Became a Doctor

For more than 50 years, Lamar McNew, M.D., served as a family practitioner in the Bryan-College Station community. His list of awards, accomplishment and honors, both for medical and volunteer achievements, is lengthy and impressive.

McNew showed early promise as a member of the A&M Corps of Cadets. He was president of he Memorial Student Center during the 1952-53 school year. Before that he was student-body president and voted "Most Likely to Succeed" at A&M Consolidated High School.

McNew's A&M Class of '53 was the last to live and learn as freshmen at The Annex, on the site of the deactivated Bryan Army Air Field. '

But, Lamar avoided that assignment.


In addition to practicing medicine locally for more than five decades, Dr. Lamar McNew served as a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center. His father, J.T.L, McNew was head of the Civil Engineering Department at A&M and a vice president at the school. Like his father, Lamar received a civil engineering degree from A&M, but, after serving as an Air Force instructor pilot, Lamar chose to become a doctor. His service to the local community dates back to 1938, when as a six-year-old, Lamar collected signatures on the petition to incorporate the City of College Station.