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Thomas Richard Hodgson

Thomas Richard Hodgson was American healthcare company executive. Baker scholar; National Science Foundation fellow; recipient Distinguished Engineering Alumni award Purdue University, 1985.


  • Hodgson, Thomas Richard was born on December 17, 1941 in Lakewood, Ohio, United States. Son of Thomas Julian and Dallas Louise (Livesay) Hodgson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1963. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Purdue University, 1993. Microsoft Security Essentials, University Michigan, 1964.

      Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1969.


    • Development engineer E.I. Dupont, 1964. Associate Booz-Allen & Hamilton, 1969-1972. With Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, Illinois, since 1972, general manager Faultless division, 1976-1978, vice president general manager hospital division, 1978-1980, president hospital division, 1980-1983, group vice president, president Abbott International Ltd., 1983-1984.

      Also board directors Abbott International Ltd. Executive vice president parent company, president Abbott International Inc. Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, Illinois, 1985-1990, president, chief operating officer Abbott Park, 1990-1999.

      Member engineering visiting committee Purdue University, since 1996. Board directors St. Travelers Paul Companies, Bushnell Optics, Omniflight Helicopters, Idenix Pharmaceutical, Inc.


    Member Lake Forest (Illinois) Board Education, 1986-1990. Trustee and member executive committee Rush-Presbyterian University Medical Center Chicago, since 1992. Overseer Harvard Business School Club Chicago, since 1993.

    Member Chicago Council Foreign Relations, Shoreacres Club, Chicago Club, Phi Eta Sigma, Tau Beta Pi.


    • Married Susan Jane Cawrse, August 10, 1963. Children: Michael, Laura, Anne.
    • father: Thomas Julian Hodgson
    • mother: Dallas Louise (Livesay) Hodgson
    • spouse: Susan Jane Cawrse
    • children: Michael Hodgson
    • Laura Hodgson
    • Anne Hodgson
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    Born December 17, 1941
    (age 75)