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George Eben Soper

George Eben Soper, American hospital administrator, physical therapist. Certified physical therapy University Iowa. Recipient Olive Farr Distinguished Service, Iowa Physical Therapy Association, 1978, General Electric Soper Distinguished Service, Michiana Rehabilitation Institute, 1988.

Background

  • Soper, George Eben was born on July 3, 1938 in Mason City, Iowa, United States. Son of George Eben and Helen Margaret (Towle) Soper.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Northern, Iowa, 1961. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1976.

    Career

    • Teacher College Community Schools, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1961—1964. Chief, physical therapist Myrtue Memorial Hospital, Harlan, 1966—1969. Supervisor physical therapy University Iowa Hospital School, Iowa City, 1969—1971.

      Director physical therapy University Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, 1971—1980. Vice president Memorial Hospital of South Bend, India, since 1980. Clinical instructor physical therapy Washington University, St. Louis, 1973—1980, Northwestern University, 1974—1980.

      Professor lecturer Andrews University, since 1987. Member multipurpose arthritis center review committee National Institutes of Health, Department Department of Health, 1978—1980. Member Hawkeye Arena/Recreation Campaign National Committee & University Iowa, 1979—1980, Allied Health Professions Research Committee National Arthritis Foundation, 1981—1983.

      Lecturer & board directors St. Joseph Council Retarded, South Bend, 1982, vice president, 89, United Health Services, since 1986, Southold Dance Theatre, since 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Certified physical therapy University Iowa.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Editor: Allied Health & Behavioral Sciences, 1977-1981.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member of American College Healthcare Executive, Institute Professional Health Service Administrs. (chairman board since 1988), American Hospital Association, American Physical Therapy Association (Indiana Chapter), American Physical Therapy Association (director 1977-1980, secretary 1980-1983), Knollwood Country (chairman board Granger, Indiana).

    Connections

    • Married Jannis Esther Boardman, August 15, 1959. Children: Jennifer, Jonathon. Married Sandra Kapff, April 18, 1970.

      Children: Teresa, Jessica.
    • father: George Eben Soper
    • mother: Helen Margaret (Towle) Soper
    • spouses: Jannis Esther Boardman
    • Sandra Kapff
    • children: Jennifer Soper
    • Jonathon Soper
    • Teresa Soper
    • Jessica Soper
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