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Dr Rodger C. Haggitt

Dr Rodger C. Haggitt

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 28 Jun 2000 (aged 57)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 164164912 · View Source
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Dr. Haggitt was a renowned expert gastrointestinal pathologist physician who performed wonderful case consultations on slides general pathologists such as myself sent to him for his expert opinions.

His murder (a murder-suicide) was by an emigrant U. S. citizen of Chinese (Taiwan) ethnicity and was a resident [had just completed second year in forensic pathology] who Dr. Haggitt had given the disappointing news that a contract renewal (promotion) in the pathology residency program would not be forthcoming. The tragic details are in an article in the Olympia, Washington newspaper, Morning Olympian, of 29 June 2000, page 19 and 1 Nov. 2000, page 19.

Born in Detroit, his family moved to East Tennessee after he turned 11. One source indicates that he worked his way through school as a histotechnologist, first working in the glassware washing room and then assisting on autopsies, eventually learning Histology (OJT) at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingston Tennessee. After a pathology residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, he went into the military. After that, he spent career time at New England Deaconess Hosp. in Boston, returning to Baptist in 1977. In 1984, he transferred to the University of Washington in Seattle as that medical center's Director, Division of Pathology.

Among many other non-professional interests, Rodger was an avid automobile racing fan. At his death, Rodger left a wife and three children. There is much more about him on the internet, including the first page of a memorial in the journal, Human Pathology, HERE.


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  • Created by: Ervin Shaw
  • Added: 9 Jun 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 164164912
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Rodger C. Haggitt (28 Aug 1942–28 Jun 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 164164912, ; Maintained by Ervin Shaw (contributor 47632367) Unknown.