Warren, Stafford L. (Stafford Leak), 1896-1981

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Dates:
Birth 1896-07-19
Death 1981-07-26

Biographical notes:

Warren was born on June 19, 1896 in Maxwell City, NM; BA, UC Berkeley, 1918; MA, MD, UC San Francisco Medical School, 1922; postgraduate studies at Johns Hopkins Univ. and Harvard, 1922-25; assoc. professor, then professor, Univ. of Rochester, 1925-43; director, Atomic Energy Project, Univ. of Rochester, 1943; worked on the Manhattan Project and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his work on atomic bomb development; dean, UCLA School of Medicine, 1947-62; vice-chancellor, Health Sciences, UCLA, 1962-63; special assistant to US President on mental retardation, 1963-65; professor emeritus, UCLA, 1965-81; presented Enrico Fermi Award by the Atomic Energy Commission, 1972; died on July 26, 1981 in Pacific Palisades, CA.

From the description of Papers, 1917-1980 bulk 1943-1980. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39383931

In 1947 Dr. Warren became dean of the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, a position he held until 1962.

From the description of An exceptional man for exceptional challenges : transcript of Stafford Leak Warren interview / by Adelaide Tusler, Mar.,1966-Feb., 1967. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 49617004

Biography

Warren was born on June 19, 1896 in Maxwell City, New Mexico; BA, University of California at Berkeley, 1918; MA, MD, University of California San Francisco Medical School, 1922; postgraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard, 1922-25; associate professor, then professor, University of Rochester, 1925-43; director, Atomic Energy Project, University of Rochester, 1943; worked on the Manhattan Project and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his work on atomic bomb development; dean, UCLA School of Medicine, 1947-62; vice-chancellor, Health Sciences, UCLA, 1962-63; special assistant to U.S. President on mental retardation, 1963-65; professor emeritus, UCLA, 1965-81; presented Enrico Fermi Award by the Atomic Energy Commission, 1972; died on July 26, 1981 in Pacific Palisades, California.

Stafford L. Warren: Biographical Note

  • 1896: Born on June 19, in Maxwell City, New Mexico.
  • 1918: B.A., University of California, Berkeley.
  • 1920: On May 22, married Viola Lockhart (deceased).
  • 1922: M.A., M.D., University of California, San Francisco Medical School.
  • 1922 - 1925 : Postgraduate studies, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University.
  • 1925 - 1930 : Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester.
  • 1930 - 1943 : Associate Professor of Medicine and Professor of Radiology, University of Rochester.
  • 1943: Director, Atomic Energy Project, University of Rochester.
  • 1943 - 1946 : Chief, Medical Section, and Adviser to the Commanding General, Manhattan Project; Chief, Radiological Safety Section and Adviser, Joint Task Force One, for the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 1946.
  • 1945: Awarded Distingushed Service Medal for outstanding participation in the atomic bomb development.
  • 1946: Investigator, effects of radiation at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • 1947 - 1962 : Dean of the School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • 1962 - 1963 : Vice-Chancellor for Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • 1963 - 1965 : Special Assistant to the President (Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson), with responsibility for co-ordinating programs to combat mental retardation.
  • 1965 - 1981 : Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • 1970: On July 18, married Gertrude Turner Hubberty.
  • 1972: Presented the Enrico Fermi Award by the Atomic Energy Commission for especially meritorious contributions to the deveopment, use and control of atomic energy.
  • 1981: Died on July 26, in Pacific Palisades, California.

The above account was compiled from the following sources:

The Annual Obituary . Ed. Janet Podrell. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1981.

Who's Who in California . 12th. ed. San Clemente, California, 1979.

Obituary notices in the Los Angeles Times, Part 2, p. 1, July 28, 1981, UCLA Librarian, vol.34 no.9 (October 1981), pp.71-77, UCLA Monthly, vol.12 no.1 (September-October 1981).

From the guide to the Stafford Leak Warren papers, 1917-1980, bulk 1943-1980, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • History of Medicine--Interview
  • Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946
  • History of Medicine--Autobiography
  • Education, Medical--Interview
  • College administrators--Archival resources
  • Mental retardation--Research
  • Atomic bomb--Physiological effect--Research
  • Nuclear energy--Research
  • History, 20th Century--Autobiography
  • Physicians--Archival resources
  • History, 20th Century--Interview
  • Education, Medical--Autobiography

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  • Physicians--United States--Archival resources
  • College administrators--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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  • California (as recorded)
  • California--Los Angeles (as recorded)