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

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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

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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.)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Manhattan Project (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nigg, Cyril C., 1905- person
associatedWith Operation Crossroads, 1946. corporateBody
associatedWith Tusler, Adelaide G., person
associatedWith University of California, Los Angeles. corporateBody
associatedWith University of California, Los Angeles. School of Medicine corporateBody
associatedWith Weinerman, E. Richard (Edwin Richard), 1917-1970. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
California
California--Los Angeles
Subject
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
Occupation
Physicians--United States--Archival resources
College administrators--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
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Birth 1896-07-19

Death 1981-07-26

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