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Physician

Donald Franks Closterman, American physician. Served to captain Military Cross, Australia, 1942-1946. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine.; Fellow American College of Physicians, American College Cardiology; member of the American Medical Association, American Heart Association American Legion.; Mason (Shriner).

Background

Closterman, Donald Franks was born on August 25, 1907 in Jersey City. Son of John Watt and Adelaide Elizabeth (Franks) Closterman.

Education

Doctor of Medicine Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, 1931.

Career

Intern, Fitkin Memorial Hospital, Asbury Park, New Jersey, 1931-1932. Postgraduate in internal medicine and cardiology Harvard, Columbia College Physicians and Surgeons. Chief staff, cardiologist Nesbitt Memorial Hospital, Kingston, Pennsylvania.

Consultant internal medicine Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Board of directors Nesbitt Memorial Hospital.

Religion

People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.

Politics

The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.

Views

As human beings people are a part of a cruel and violent and unjust world that feels like it cannot be changed. By accepting forgiveness and liberation, God enables to resist evil and to live life that can make this world a better place.

Membership

Served to captain Military Cross, Australia, 1942-1946. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine. Fellow American College of Physicians, American College Cardiology.

Member of the American Medical Association, American Heart Association American Legion. Mason (Shriner).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Charlotte Buckingham, August 27, 1934. Children: Donald Franks (deceased), David Malcolm and Elizabeth Adelaide (Mistress.

father:
John Watt Closterman

mother:
Adelaide Elizabeth (Franks) Closterman

spouse:
Elizabeth Charlotte Buckingham

child:
Donald Franks Closterman (deceased)

child:
David Malcolm and Elizabeth Adelaide (Mrs Closterman