James Augustine Shannon
|James A. Shannon|
|Born||August 9, 1904|
|Died||May 20, 1994(aged 89)|
|Awards||Public Welfare Medal (1962)|
James A. Shannon (9 August 1904 – 20 May 1994) was an American nephrologist who served as director of National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1955-1968. In 1962 he was awarded the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences. A collection of his papers is held at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. 
- Saxon, Wolfgang (May 24, 1994). James A. Shannon, 89, Is Dead; Ex-Director of Health Institutes. New York Times
- "Public Welfare Award". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
- "James A. Shannon Papers 1924-1975". National Library of Medicine.
- James Augustine Shannon biography via National Institutes of Health
William H. Sebrell, Jr.
|Director of National Institutes of Health
1955 – 1968
Robert Q. Marston
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