Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Scheeles in:
 • Arlington National Cemetery
 • Arlington
 • Arlington County
 • Virginia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Leonard Andrew Scheele
Birth: Jul. 25, 1907
Fort Wayne
Allen County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1993
District Of Columbia, USA

Physician. Seventh Surgeon General of the United States. Educated at University of Michigan and Detroit College of Medicine and Surgery. He interned at Chicago's Marine Hospital from 1933 to 1934 and accepted a commission as an Assistant Surgeon on July 2, 1934. During World War II he was assigned to the military and in 1943 through 1945 he was detailed to the Medical Department of the Army where he earned the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and specialized in health-related governance in occupied territories. He received the U.S. Typhus Medal for his work in Germany. In 1946, he was promoted to Surgeon and in 1947 became Associate Director of NIH. Scheele was appointed as Surgeon General by Democratic President, Harry S. Truman on April 6, 1948, and remained in that position 4 years later under a Republican, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, his former commander-in-chief from the war. Scheele twice served as President of the World Health Organization, but his main focus was on domestic issues. During his term, NIH added numerous other institutes to its charter, including the National Heart Institute, the National Institute of Dental Research, the National Microbiological Institute, the National Institute of Experimental Biology and Medicine, the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, and a 500-bed Clinical Center to link bench research with patient care. In August 1956, Scheele resigned from his post as Surgeon General, to become President of Warner-Chilcott Laboratories. After his retirement from Warner-Lambert, Scheele returned to the Washington, D.C., where he lived the remainder of his life.  (bio by: Anne Cady) 
Family links: 
  Veronica Scheele (1917 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Columbarium 3, Section DD, Stack 3, NIche 25
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Anne Cady
Record added: Apr 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35599401
Leonard Andrew Scheele
Added by: Anne Cady
Leonard Andrew Scheele
Added by: Anne Cady
Leonard Andrew Scheele
Cemetery Photo
Added by: James Seidelman
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

God Bless you and all which do and/or the ones which may come here to pay tribute and view too!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Feb. 1, 2015
Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Jul. 2, 2014
In your memory from Ft. Wayne, Indiana,
- OPPSheryl
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013
There are 16 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.7 after 16 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service