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educator , gynecologist , Obstetrician

Elbert Newton DuPuy, American obstetrician, gynecologist, educator. Diplomate American Board Ob/gynecology. Decorated Silver Star, Bronze Star; recipient Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, 1972.


DuPuy, Elbert Newton was born on October 19, 1904 in Parral, West Virginia, United States. Son of Elbert Stephenson and Lillian (Dixon) DuP.


Bachelor of Science, University West Virginia, 1930. Bachelor of Science, Duke University, 1932.


Intern, Church Home and Infirmary, Baltimore, 1933;resident in obstetrics, U. Hospital, Baltimore, 1934-1936;fellow, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, 1931;practice medicine specializing in Ob/gyn, Beckley, West Virginia, 1936-1942;practice medicine specializing in Ob/gyn, Quincy, Illinois, 1946-1984;member of staff, Blessing Hospital, 1946-1984;chief ob/gyn, Blessing Hospital, 1975-1977;associate clinical professor ob/gyn, Southern Illinois U., Springfield.


  • Diplomate American Board Ob/gynecology.


Member National Council Boy Scouts American, since 1968. Trustee Robert Morris College, Carthage, Illinois, 1964-1969, Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation, since 1956. Served with Medical corpus, United States army, 1942-1946.

Fellow American College Ob/gynecology (founder), American College of Surgeons, Royal Society Medicine (England), American Academy Geriatrics, American Academy Psychosomatic Medicine, Royal Society Health (England), Education and Science Foundation if Illinois Medical School (founder). Member American Medical Association (Physician's Recognition award), World Society Medical Associations, Center Association Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Association Military Surgeons, Illinois State Medical Society (past president, past chairman board trustees), Adams County Medical Society (past president). Clubs: University (Chicago).

Quincy Country. Lodges: Masons, Shriners, Jesters, Kiwanis International.


Married Ruth Christine Griffenhagen, May 7, 1938. Children: James Newton, Karl Frederick Griffenhagen, William Edwin Stuart.

Elbert Stephenson DuP.

Lillian (Dixon) DuP.

Ruth Christine Griffenhagen

James Newton DuPuy

Karl Frederick Griffenhagen DuPuy

William Edwin Stuart DuPuy