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John Jed Whitehead

John Jed Whitehead, American healthcare and biotech company executive.


  • Whitehead, John Jed was born on June 1, 1945 in New York City. Son of Edwin Carl and Constance Rosemary Whitehead.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Williams College, 1967. Postgraduate, Case Western Reserve University, 1968.


    • Director chemical marketing, chemical division Technicon Corporation, Tarrytown, New York, 1969-1970, senior vice president, general manager industrial division, 1970-1971, senior vice president clinical division, 1971-1974, senior vice president corporation planning, 1974-1975, senior vice president Research and development, 1975-1981, senior vice president business development and market planning, 1981-1983, president diagnostic systems division, 1983-1985. President, director, Chief Executive Officer Telephone & Data Systems corporation, 1985-1992, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, director, 1992-1993. Board directors Digene Corporation, Research American.

      Member advisory council National Institute Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, 1971-1973.


    Member Rockefeller advisory group to President's 1976 Bicentennial Planning Commission, 1971-1972. Board directors Westchester Urban League, 1973-1974, Whitehead biomedical Research Institute, since 1974, Primary Care Network, 1985-1987, i-Stat Corporation, 1987-1995, director emeritus, since 1995. Board directors Friends The National Library Medicine, since 1992, Science and Technology Museum of Atlanta (SciTrek), 1992-1999, Americans Medical Progress, since 1993, Atlanta International School Atlanta, since 1995.

    Trustee National Health Museum Foundation, 1991-1998. Chairman, director Campaign for Medical Research, since 1998.


    • Married Christina Juillet, September 24, 1985.
    • father: Edwin Carl
    • mother: Constance Rosemary Whitehead
    • spouse: Christina Juillet
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    Born June 1, 1945
    (age 72)