Luther Leonidas Terry

Luther Leonidas Terry

Birth
Red Level, Covington County, Alabama, USA
Death 29 Mar 1985 (aged 73)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Lot 1829-C
Memorial ID 7190003 · View Source
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Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He began his career as a doctors graduating form the University of Alabama School of Medicine, served in various hospital during the 1930s and joined the staff of the Public Health Service Hospital in Baltimore, as Chief of Medical Services in 1943. He served as the first Chairman of the Medical Board of the Clinical Center (1953-55) and also was concurrently instructor and assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1944-1961. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy selected him Surgeon General of the United States at the rank of Rear Admiral US Navy. While in office, he was noted for leading role in the campaign against smoking and was chairman of the National Inter-agency Council on Smoking and Health. In 1965, he retired from government service to become Vice President for Medical Affairs, as well as Professor of Community Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His last years were spent as Corporate Vice President for Medical Affairs for ARA Services of Philadelphia (1980-83). He died of heart failure at age 73.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 16 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7190003
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Luther Leonidas Terry (15 Sep 1911–29 Mar 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7190003, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .