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Dr David D Depue
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1916
Washington County
Maine, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1994
Collier County
Florida, USA

Dr. David D. DePue was born in Princeton, Maine, on June 4, 1916, a son of Dr. Harold R. and A. Mildred Mc Gibbon DePue . He graduated from Canton High School in 1935 and from St. Lawrence University in 1940. He received his medical degree in 1943 from the University of Vermont.

In 1944 he completed his internship at A. Barton Hepburn Hospital. Dr. DePue did his surgical residency at A.A.F. Regional Hospital in Santa Ana, Calif. He joined the Army Medical Corps in 1944, serving in the Pacific theater of operation.

A marriage to Mary Elizabeth St. Andrews ended in divorce. Dr. DePue married Agnes Rheome on Nov. 16, 1969. After leaving military service in 1946, he returned to A. Barton Hepburn Hospital, where he was assistant to Dr. John Free, chief surgeon. He was appointed to the medical staff in 1948, and was named chief of surgery in 1969.

Dr. DePue was the first physician to be named to the A. Barton Hepburn Hospital board. He pioneered artificial hip replacement at the hospital. Together with Dr. Frederico Loinaz and Dr. James Barry, Dr. Depue inserted the first pacemaker in the history of the hospital.

Dr. DePue resigned as chief surgeon in 1982, and retired from practice in 1983.

In 1968 he was the first physician in Ogdensburg to be named a fellow of the International College of Surgeons.

He was the Veterans of Foreign Wars distinguished citizen in 1980. He chaired the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority Board for 10 years. Dr. DePue was on the original board of directors of the Ogdensburg Boys Club. He was a past treasurer of the Ogdensburg Housing Authority, and served on the board of the Ogdensburg Trust Co. and the advisory board of Oneida National Bank.

Dr. DePue received A. Barton Hepburn Hospital's Award for Excellence on June 4, 1983.
Family links: 
  Harold R DePue (1882 - 1961)
  Anna Mildred McGibbon Depue (1894 - 1986)
  David D Depue (1916 - 1994)
  John Allen DePue (1917 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Foxwood Memorial Park
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
Created by: Anne Cady
Record added: Nov 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31075289
Dr David D Depue
Added by: Anne Cady
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