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Joseph Martin Running

Joseph Martin Running, American medical group management administrator. Registered respiratory therapist. Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, 1976.


  • Running, Joseph Martin was born on August 7, 1945 in Minneapolis. Son of Joseph Martin and Jeanne Louise (Eastman) Running.

  • Education

    • Certified of completion, Oklahoma University Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, 1971. Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Langston University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1987.


    • Respiratory therapy technical Valley View Hospital, Ada, Oklahoma, 1966-1968. Staff respiratory therapy technical University Oklahoma, Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, 1968-1969. Director respiratory therapy department Grandway General Hospital, 1969-1971, Muskogee (Oklahoma) General Hospital, 1971-1974.

      Coordinator respiratory therapy program Tulsa Junior College, 1974-1980. President Stamps, Inc., Tulsa, 1980-1987. Respiratory therapy supervisor Duncan (Oklahoma) Regional Hospital, 1987-1988.

      Staff respiratory therapist University Virginia Health Science Center, 1988-1989. Vice president CHAMPUS partnership Programs National Emergency Service, Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia, since 1989.

    Major achievements

    • Registered respiratory therapist.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve, retired. Member American Associate for Respiratory Care (board directors 1974-1978), National Board for Respiratory Care (board of trustees 1978-1982), Sertoma (Sertoman of the Year award, 1987, editor newsletter 1985-1987), Oklahoma Society for Respiratory Therapy (editor of newsletter, 1973-1976, President award 1979).


    • Married Maureen Elizabeth Somers, June 3, 1988.
    • father: Joseph Martin Running
    • mother: Jeanne Louise (Eastman) Running
    • spouse: Maureen Elizabeth Somers
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    Born August 7, 1945
    (age 72)