Dr. L. P. Valentine, who is engaged in the practice of medicine at Corliss, is one of the progressive and successful physicians of Racine County. He was born in New York city on the 20th of September, 1872, a son of Francis and Pauline Valentine, natives of France, who returned to that country when their son, L. P., was but three months old. He acquired an excellent education in France and did his college work in the Lycée Charlemagne in Paris, graduating at the age of eighteen. He then returned to New York, but after three months went to Louisville, Kentucky, where he remained for six years. He completed a medical course in the University of Louisville, receiving his professional degree at the age of twenty-four. For about a year he served as interne in a hospital in that city, after which he came to Corliss, Wisconsin, where he has since been located, or for two decades. Through his membership in the County and state medical societies and through reading along professional lines he keeps in touch with the trend of modern thought and practice in the professional field.
Dr. Valentine was married on the 23d of December, 1898, to Miss Susan Place Tradewell, a daughter of Wesley and Jane (Place) Tradewell. Three children have been born to this union, namely, Eloise, Ernest and Jane.
In his political belief the doctor is a republican. He was chosen as the first president of the village and has for years been a member of the school board. Nothing affecting the general welfare is a matter of indifference to him, and he keeps well informed as to the problems, both local and national, that come before the public for solution. He attends the different churches in the village and gives his support to all movements that make for moral advancement. His chief interest, however, has always been in his profession and the large practice which he has gained is well deserved.