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Psychiatrist , psychoanalyst

Edward O'Neil Harper, American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst. Diplomate: American Board Psychiatry and Neurology; certified in psychoanalysis. Recipient William C. Porter award Association Military Surgeons of the United States, 1973.


Harper, Edward O'Neil was born on October 13, 1906 in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edgar Perry and Hattie (Snyder) Harper.


Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1928; Doctor of Medicine, University Pennsylvania, 1932.


Intern, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1932-1933; resident clinical chemistry, resident and Rockefeller fellow in psychiatry, Pennsylvania Hospital, Phils., 1933-1934; instructor psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, 1936-1937; member of faculty, Case Western Reserve U. Medical School (and predecessor), since 1946; professor psychiatry, Case Western Reserve U. Medical School (and predecessor), 1970-1973; professor emeritus, Case Western Reserve U. Medical School (and predecessor), since 1973; chairman faculty senate, Case Western Reserve U. Medical School, 1971. Member honorary staff University Hospital, Cleveland. Lecturer University of Michigan Medical School, U. Iowa Medical School, University of California Medical School, Los Angeles, Ohio State University Medical School, University Texas.

Visiting professor Ohio State University Medical School, U. Ottawa. Advisory commission Ohio Department Mental Health, 1973. Advisory board Planned Parenthood, Cleveland, 1950-1977.

Trustee Woodruff Hospital, Cleveland, 1973-1977. Consultant in field, consultant to the surgeon general of the United States Army. National consultant emeritus to surgeon general of United States Air Force.


  • Diplomate: American Board Psychiatry and Neurology. Certified in psychoanalysis.


  • Other Work

    • Author papers general psychiatry. Editorial board: Archives General Psychiatry, 1962-1972.


The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.


Language of a derogatory nature (with regard to race, nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexuality, and physical differences) does not reflect value of one another and contradicts the Christian teaching.


Trustee Cleveland Goodwill Industries, 1963-1977. Served as lieutenant colonel Medical Corps Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Founding fellow American College Psychoanalysts, American College Psychiatrists (Gold Medal award 1981).

Life fellow American Psychiatric Association. Member American College of Physicians (life), American Medical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychiatric Association (vice president 1969-1970, commendation 1973), American Psychoanalytic Association, American College Psychoanalysts (president 1973-1974, commendation 1974, Laughlin Gold medal award 1982), American College Psychiatrists (president 1977– commendation), Cleveland Society Neurology and Psychiatry (president 1947), Group Advancement Psychiatry, International Psychoanalytic Association, Central Neuropsychiat. Association (president 1968), Ohio State Psychiatric Association (Meritorious award for Distinguished Service 1981), Aesculapian Society Cleveland (president 1969-1970, honored member 1977), Ohio State Medical Association (certified of distinction 1982), Pasteur Club Cleveland (president 1961-1962), Benjamin Rush Society (founder, 1st president 1979), Phi Beta Kappa.

Clubs: Skating (Cleveland). Cleveland Playhouse.


Son of Edgar Perry and Hattie (Snyder) H. M. Mary Louise Murray, August 18, 1934. 1 daughter, Susan Louis Harper Spring.

Edgar Perry Harper

Hattie (Snyder) Harper

Mary Louise Murray