Dr. Foster Kidd, 1992
Dr. Foster Kidd (1924 - 2001) served as a Sergeant in the US Army during World War II, which earned him a Bronze Star. After the war, Dr. Kidd earned his undergraduate degree, and went on to study Dentistry at the Meharry Medical College of Dentistry, where he graduated in 1953. That year, Dr. Kidd moved to Dallas with his wife and established his own dental clinic. In 1972, he was appointed to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, making him the first Black dentist to serve on the Texas Health Board. Dr. Kidd edited the book Profile of the Negro in American Dentistry, published in 1979, which traces the history of Black dentists in the US. Dr. Kidd was extremely active in the dental profession and in his local community, serving in many organizations and even establishing various golf themed clubs for youth in North Texas to learn the game, receive mentoring, and earn scholarships.
More information about Dr. Foster Kidd can be found in the Texas State Historical Association Handbook of Texas.