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Eugene Livingstone Vickery, American physician, writer. Decorated Legion of Merit; named Family Physician of Year, Illinois, 1981, Illinois Communicator of Year, Woman's Press Association, 1989; recipient Silver Beaver award, National Council, 1968, Lena Community Service award, 1972, Distinguished Eagle award, National Council, 1977, Silver Wreath, National Eagle Scout Association, 1982.


Vickery, Eugene Livingstone was born on November 27, 1913 in Fairmount, Indiana, United States. Son of Lee Otis and Grace (Hawkins) Vickery.


Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1935. Bachelor of Medicine, Northwestern University, 1940. Doctor of Medicine, Northwestern University, 1941.


Intern Evanston Hospital, Illinois, 1940—1941. Private practice, medicine Lena, 1946—1984. Health officer, 1948—1984.

Chairman, medical records committee Freeport Memorial Hospital, 1954—1964, secretary staff, 1964—1967, chairman, credentials committee, 1964—1969, vice president staff, 1967—1969, chief staff, 1969—1971, chairman,constitution and bylaws committee, 1971—1980. Member staff St. Francis Hospital. Local surgeon Illinois Central R.R.

Member Stephenson County Board Health, 1966—1975, vice president, 1969—1975. Member, peer review policy committee Northern Illinois Foundation Medical Care. 1st lieutenant to major United States Army, 1941-1946.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Dad Calls Me Jack. Adventures in Rhyme, Life Goes On, The Ramiluk Stories, House Calls (Life of a Country Doctor), Weekly poetry column Vic's Verse, Arctic expeditions: Yukon River from its source, 1935, St. Lawrence Island, Bering Sea and Northwest Alaska, 1966. Co-author (with Richard E. Byrd Polar Center): Low altitude flight to North Geography Pole, Baffin Island and Ungava Bay Eskimo Villages, 1970, Northwest Hudson's Bay Eskimo Villages, 1974, Center and Western Canada Arctic and Mackenzie Delta, 1990, established Stephenson-Black Hawk National Heritage Trail in Northwestern, Illinois.


Member of staff St. Francis Hospital. Member Stephenson County Board Health, 1966-1975,vice president, 1969-1975. Member peer review policy committee Northern Illinois Foundation Medical Care.Mem.

Lena School Board, 1951-1954. Member Lena Library Board, 1958-1962. Member executive bd.Blackhawk Area council Boy Scouts American, recipient Silver Beaver awardNat.

Council, 1968, Distinguished Eagle award National Council, 1977. Served from First lieutenant to major Army of the United States, 1941-1946. Member Stephenson County (president), Illinois (chairman medical-legal council 1976-1979) medical societies, American Medical Association, American (mental health committee 1981), Illinois (Chairman, Board Of Directors, president 1979) academics family physicians, American Numismatic Association, National Rifle Association, Arctic Institute North America, American Legion, Phi Beta Kappa.

Member Evangelical Free Church Lion. Clubs: Apple Canyon.


Married Millie Margaret Cox, December 21, 1941. Children: Douglas Eugene, Constance Michelle, Anita Sue, Jon Livingstone.

Lee Otis Vickery

Grace (Hawkins) Vickery

Millie Margaret Cox

Douglas Eugene Vickery

Anita Sue Vickery

Jon Livingstone Vickery

Constance Michelle Vickery