James A. Shannon
James A. Shannon
|8th Director of the National Institutes of Health|
|Preceded by||William H. Sebrell, Jr|
|Succeeded by||Robert Q. Marston|
|Born||August 9, 1904|
New York City, New York
|Died||May 20, 1994 (aged 89)|
|Cause of death||Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm|
|Spouse(s)||Alice M. Waterhouse|
|Children||Alice Shannon Stolzberg|
J. Anthony Shannon
|Alma mater||College of the Holy Cross|
New York University (Ph.D., 1929)
|Awards||Public Welfare Medal (1962)|
National Medal of Science (1974)
|Institutions||National Institutes of Health|
James Augustine 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.
- Kennedy, Thomas (1998). "James Augustine Shannon" (PDF). National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
- Saxon, Wolfgang (24 May 1994). "James A. Shannon, 89, Is Dead; Ex-Director of Health Institutes". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
- "National Medal of Science". Rockefeller University. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
- "Public Welfare Award". National Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
- 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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