Member of Mississippi Board of Health dies of COVID-19

Member of Mississippi Board of Health dies of COVID-19
Dr. Ed Dalton Barham (Source: Legacy.com)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A member of Mississippi’s state Board of Health has died of coronavirus-related complications.

Dr. Ed Dalton Barham died last Saturday. He was 79. Barham, known as Tad or Taddy, had served on the board since 2012.

He was appointed by former Gov. Phil Bryant. Barham was elected chairman in 2017. Barham was a graduate of Mississippi College and George Washington School of Medicine.

Barham’s family wrote in his obituary that he practiced the majority of his professional life - over 35 years - at Woman’s Hospital.

He served as the Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the Board of Woman’s Hospital.

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