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Hugh Cort III ’73

Hugh Cort III ’73, a psychiatrist and man of faith, died Aug. 3, 2016. He was 64.

Hugh started his career as a psychiatric aide at the Georgia Mental Health Institute in Atlanta, helping kids with mental illness. He later got a master’s degree in social work and was a counselor at mental health centers and with Travelers Aid in the Atlanta bus station for two years. Hugh then earned a medical degree and worked as a psychiatrist at Brookwood Medical Center and the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center in Alabama. Along the way, Hugh had a great year as a certified tennis pro and played club soccer at the University of Alabama. Hugh also enjoyed being a P.E. coach at Highlands Day School, and felt blessed to pass out Bibles as a Gideon. In February 2014, Hugh was the recipient of a double lung transplant.


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