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Born May 4, 1905 on a hillside farm in Clermont County, Ohio, Dr. Minning attended Amelia High School and graduated Valedictorian in 1921. He obtained an undergraduate degree Cum Laude from Miami University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Minning graduated from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1932 then served a rotating internship at Cincinnati General Hospital before establishing a family in Williamsburg, Ohio in 1933. Dr. Minning practiced in the Williamsburg-Batavia area for the next 53 ½ years, interrupted only by active duty as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during WWII. After returning to Clermont County and resuming his active practice, he retired in 1986.

Dr. Minning received numerous awards during his career including the prestigious Daniel Drake Award in 1976, naming him as an outstanding Family Physician in Southwestern, Ohio, this being only the 9th such award given since its inception in 1948. Dr. Minning felt his greatest contribution to the area included his tenure on the Williamsburg, OhioVillage Council in the 1930's, where he was instrumental in creating the municipal Waterworks and the Williamsburg Fire Department. His greatest achievement was helping to establish a local community hospital, Clermont Mercy. He was a model physician with high standards and tireless support of private practice through his career-long representation of the Clermont County Medical Society.