Ruby Inouye

Nisei female. Born November 17, 1920 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, and graduated salutatorian from Broadway High School. Was enrolled in the pre-medical program at the University of Washington on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend the University of Texas, and later Woman's Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Returned to Seattle to open a private family medicine practice, and succeeded with the help of the Issei community. Involved in helping to establish a nursing home for Japanese Americans in Seattle, and retired from private practice at age seventy-five. Ruby Inouye passed away on September 24, 2012.


Ruby Inouye Interview — ddr-densho-1000-143
April 3 & 4, 2003. Seattle, Washington.
05:19:28 — 55 segments.
Ruby Inouye