calvin-jonesAmong the nine individuals inducted into the Raleigh Hall of Fame was Calvin Jones, MD, a founder of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) in 1849 and the first physician in the state to inoculate people against smallpox. He was highly regarded as an ophthalmologist as well as a political and military leader. He served as Raleigh’s major in 1803 and a representative in the state’s House of Commons in 1807. He was an adjutant general of the state militia during the War of 1812 leading the efforts that kept the British war fleet from invading the North Carolina coast.
The Raleigh Hall of Fame, now in its 12th year, recognizes individuals and non-profit organizations, past and present, who have made significant and lasting contributions to the City of Raleigh.