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Robert Earl Loftus

Robert Earl Loftus, American cataract and ocular implant surgery consultant. Recipient citations Lions Club, 1977, 76, Society Venezuelan Opthalmology, 1983. Served with United States Army, 1943.; Member American College Ophthalm. Surgeons (advisory board since 1987), Halum-Arnold Eye Foundation (vice president 1981-1985, director since 1981), Phi Kappa Tau.

Background

  • Loftus, Robert Earl was born on August 5, 1922 in Belvedere, Illinois, United States. Son of Frederick Charles and Bertha Belle (Allen) Loftus.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Lawrence College, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1944. Doctor of Philosophy., University Chicago, 1947. Doctor of Letters, University Barcelona (Spain), 1977.

      Midwest regional manager Warren-Teed Company, Minneapolis, 1950-1964. Eastern divisional manager Wesley-Jessen, Chicago, 1964-1972. Director educational services House of Vision, Chicago, 1972-1974, Cavitron Surgical Systems, Atlanta, 1974-1979.

      Assistant to president Intermedica/Intraocular, Inc., Pasadena, California, 1979-1986. Assistant to president Pharmacia Ophthalmics, since 1986. Consultant Charing Cross Medical Center, London, 1975-1979, Lucknow Medical Center (India), 1978, Goethe University, Frankfurt, West Germany, 1977, Society Ophthalmology, Rio de Janiero, 1983, others.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Served with United States Army, 1943. Member American College Ophthalm. Surgeons (advisory board since 1987), Halum-Arnold Eye Foundation (vice president 1981-1985, director since 1981), Phi Kappa Tau.

    Connections

    • Married Marjorie Lucille Miller, June 30, 1945. Children– Steven Robert, Charles Webber, David Kendall, Barbara Dianne.
    • father: Frederick Charles Loftus
    • mother: Bertha Belle (Allen) Loftus
    • spouse: Marjorie Lucille Miller
    • children: Steven Robert Loftus
    • Charles Webber Loftus
    • David Kendall Loftus
    • Barbara Dianne Loftus
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