was born in Portland, Oregon on May 18, 1921. He was graduated from Reed
College in Portland and later from the University of Oregon Medical School
in 1944. During medical school, he was in the ROTC program and enlisted
in the army as a PFC. After he graduated as a 2nd Lieutenant, he was called
to active duty and served from June 1945 - June 1947 in the Army Medical
Corp. He ended up as a Captain.
spent one year as a resident in Pathology for the Vanderbuilt University
Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, two years as a resident in Internal Medicine
at the Veteran's Hospital in Portland, and in July, 1950 he went to work
at the VA hospital in Fresno, California.
March 6, 1949, he married Marian Cohen and they raised 5 children. He began
his private practice in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in April 1955.
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retirement on July 1, 1987, he moved to Leisure World and spent a year living
there and in Fresno until July 7, 1988 when he moved to Leisure World full
time. In 1992 he studied lapidary under Russ Hind and then Connie Grundke,
and created his commessi (intarsias). He also studied jewelry, enameling,
and photography. He continued to work as a consultant to Administrative
Law Judges and as an Impartial Medical Expert on Social Security medical
records until 1998.