James Augustine Shannon
|James A. Shannon|
August 9, 1904|
New York City, New York
|Died||May 20, 1994
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
|Alma mater||College of the Holy Cross
New York University (Ph.D., 1929)
|Notable awards||Public Welfare Medal (1962)
National Medal of Science (1974)
|Spouse||Alice M. Waterhouse|
|Children||Alice Shannon Stolzberg
J. Anthony Shannon
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.
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- 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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