Fort Smith Doctor, Disability Organization Founder Dies In Little Rock

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An accomplished Fort Smith doctor died Tuesday, leaving behind a legacy that reaches back more than 50 years.

Dr. Roger Bost died at 1:30 a.m. in a Little Rock hospital. A Fort Smith pediatrician from 1959 to 1968, the doctor later founded Bost, Incorporated, a not-for-profit organization aiding children with developmental disabilities and other related conditions.

Bost, Incorporated now has locations in 34 counties in Arkansas, said Kent Jones, executive director of the organization.

Bost was appointed Arkansas’ director of human services in the 1960s by Gov. Dale Bumpers.

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