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William L. Crawford

William L. Crawford, American optometrist.


  • Crawford, William L. was born on September 27, 1947 in Fairborn, Ohio, United States. Son of William and Beth A. (Hammill) Crawford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1969. Master of Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1971. OD, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1980.

      Postgraduate, Wichita State University, 1974.


    • Teaching assistant math Indiana University, 1969—1972, associate instructor optics, 1976—1980. Staff optometrist Prime Health, Kansas City, Missouri, since 1980, chief, optometry, since 1985. Chairman medical audit practice standards committee, 1984—1986.

      Served to captain United States Air Force, 1972-1976.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals & chapters to books.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Coach basketball, soccer and softball, Overland Park, Kansas, since 1983. Teacher, usher, committeeman deacon, since 1987. With Hillcrest Covenant Church, Prarie Village, Kansas, since 1981.

    Member of Optometric Extension Program, American Public Health Association, American Optometric Association ((multidisciplinary practice section since 1980, education chairman and council member since 1986, Optometric Recognition award 1983-1984), Missouri Optometric Association (public health committee 1982-1983), Kansas City Optometric Society (trustee 1982-1984), Kansas City Astronomical Society, Kansas City International Business Machines Corporation Users Group.



    Astronomy, computers, sports, reading.


    • Married Laurie Jane Lewis, June 20, 1970. Children: Christopher D., Jane D.
    • father: William Crawford
    • mother: Beth A. (Hammill) Crawford
    • spouse: Laurie Jane Lewis
    • children: Christopher D. Crawford
    • Jane D. Crawford
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    Born September 27, 1947
    (age 70)