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William Patrick Curran, III

William Patrick Curran, III, American optometrist. Named Youth Minister of Year Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, 1984.


  • III, William Patrick Curran, was born on April 15, 1953 in St. Albans, New York, United States. Son of William Patrick and Mary Lois (Connolly) C.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, New York University, 1975. OD, State University of New York, New York City, 1980. Master of Business Administration, Arizona State University, 1999.

      Postgraduate, Southern California College, 1993.


    • Supervising optometrist Indian Health Service United States Public Health Service, Aberdeen, South Dakota, 1980. Private practice Phoenix, 1980-1994. Clinical examiner Arizona State Board Optometry, 1982.

      Staff optometrist CIGNA Healthcare of Arizona, Inc., since 1994. Sports vision consultant major league baseball, 1982, archery team United States Olympics, 1983;l clinical investigator United States Food and Drug Administration, 1981-1983. Adjunct clinical instructor Southern College Optometry, Memphis, 1983-1985.

      Director Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Arizona, 1982-1986. Founding chairman Sun Valley Behavioral Vision Seminary, 1982-1984. Chairman graduate clinical seminars, 1981-1982.

      Consultant optometrist United States Department Justice, since 1985. Clinical examiner Arizona State Board of Optometry, 1982.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Board of directors Pulmonary Hypertension Edition and Research Foundation, Phoenix, l982-83. Chairman Forum on Learning Abilities, 1982-1984. Secretary St. Vincent DePaul Society, 1983-1986.

    Member American Optometric Association (recognition award l983, 84), Arizona Optometric Association (chairman education l98l-86), Center Arizona Optometric Society (vice president 1982-1983, president 1983-1984), Kiwanis (vice president 1982-1984, president 1984-1985), Beta Gamma Sigma.


    • Married Teressa Jen Petersen, May 16, 1987. Children: Tamara, Maressa, William Patrick IV.
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    Born April 15, 1953
    (age 64)