Melnick, Norbert, 1897-1961


In 1924, Norbert Melnick became Arlington County's first Health Inspector after immigrating from Poland around 1918. Melnick was a soldier in Poland during WWI, was captured by Germany, but escaped through Holland to come to the U.S. Upon arriving, he volunteered for the Army where he served as a medic.
Melnick served the County by going to schools and inoculating children against various diseases, inspecting local dairies, and even inspected food at the White House for President Eisenhower at his request.
1897 – 1961
Melnick, John Latané "Jack", 1935-2013

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