“New State Health Official,” from the Rockingham Post-Dispatch, May 29, 1919
Dr. A.J. Warren, native of Hillsboro with two years general practice and almost as long as county health officer in progressive Rowan county, comes to the State Department of Health as assistant secretary of the board and the newest executive in the department. His arrival on the job is preceded a few days by that of Mr. H.E. Miller, who become chief of the bureau of engineering and inspection, both announcements having been made at the department.
Dr. Warren steps into his new job with the reputation of having been one of the finest county health officers in the State for 16 months, if not the finest. When he surrendered the general practice in his home town, Hillsboro, after finishing at Tulane University, he went to Salisbury.