(1929-2010) Born in Olathe, Kansas, in 1929. Served in U.S. Navy during WWII (1943-1945) and Korea (1950 – 1952). Graduated from Illinois College, the University of Missouri, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Began practice in Phoenix in 1955 as Arizona’s first pediatric surgeon. Career dedicated to caring for the surgical diseases of children. Founding President of Phoenix Children’s Hospital from its inception in 1983 to his retirement in 1990. Served as President of the American Medical Association (AMA) in 1981-1982. Awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Maricopa County Medical Society; the President’s Award for Distinguished Service from the Arizona Medical Association; the Presidential Citation from the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine; and the Distinguished Citizen Award from the State of Arizona. Currently serves as member of Board of Directors of Arizona Consortium for Children with Chronic lllness, and Chair of the Arizona Partnership for Infant Immunization.