Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Member to the State Board of Medical Licensure

Press Release Date:  Friday, January 26, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice William Graves, of Paducah, to the State Board of Medical Licensure.

Justice Graves served on the Kentucky Supreme Court from 1995-2006.  Before he was elected to the Supreme Court, he served as a district and circuit judge in McCracken County.  He is a retired colonel and judge advocate for the U. S. Army Reserves and has been honored with the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.  Justice Graves received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and a juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law.  He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and is married to Mary Ann Graves.

The State Board of Medical Licensure is made up of 15 members, 11 of whom are appointed by the governor.  The board is in charge of regulating medical licenses and overseeing that all licensed doctors in Kentucky practice within the state’s code of conduct for practicing medicine.