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Physician

Ben Lynn Boynton, American physician. Served as lieutenant colonel, Military Cross, Australia, 1942-1946. Diplomate American Board Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Memorial Congress Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Academy Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation (national president 1956).

Background

Boynton, Ben Lynn was born on September 3, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Melbourne Parker and Hattie (Wells) Boynton.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Chicago, 1932. Bachelor of Medicine, Northwestern University, 1936, Doctor of Medicine 1937.

Career

Intern St. Luke’s Hospital, Chicago, 1936-1937. Instructor physical therapy University of Wisconsin Medical School, 1937-1939. Director department physical medicine Norfolk (Virginia) General Hospital, 1940-1942.

Director physical medicine service Shannon Memorial Hospital, San Angelo, Texas, 1946-1947. Chief physical medicine and rehabilitation div., branch office VA, Dallas, 1947-1949. Chief physical medicine and rehabilitation service Veterans Administration Hospital., Houston, 1949-1952.

Professor physical medicine and rehabilitation Baylor University College Medicine, 1949-1953. Medical director Rehabilitation Institute Chicago, 1953-1956, department chairman, professor physical medicine, Medical School Northwestern University, 1953-1960. Director physical medicine and rehabilitation Oak Forest (Illinois) Hosps., 1957-1960.

Medical director Rehabilitation Center of Summit County, Akron, O., 1960-1969. Retired, 1970.

Religion

The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in lieutenant.

Politics

The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.

Views

Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts, share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.

Membership

Served as lieutenant colonel, Military Cross, Australia, 1942-1946. Diplomate American Board Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Memorial Congress Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Academy Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation (national president 1956).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Katterjohn, August 19, 1933. Children: Lynn William, Irvin Parker, Sylvia Wells, Melbourne Roy, Elizabeth Helen.

father:
Melbourne Parker Boynton

mother:
Hattie (Wells) Boynton

spouse:
Elizabeth Katterjohn

child:
Lynn William Boynton

child:
Irvin Parker Boynton

child:
Sylvia Wells Boynton

child:
Melbourne Roy Boynton

child:
Elizabeth Helen Boynton