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.
  • Nuclear energy--Research
  • History, 20th Century--Autobiography
  • Atomic bomb--Physiological effect--Research
  • Physicians--Archival resources
  • History, 20th Century--Interview
  • Education, Medical--Autobiography
  • Mental retardation--Research.

Occupations:

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

Places:

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