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Harry Justice Warthen, American surgeon. Recipient Ampere-hour Robins Community Service award, 1978.


Warthen, Harry Justice was born on September 30, 1901 in Port Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Son of Harry Justice and Marian (Sheppard) Warthen.


Doctor of Medicine, University Virginia, 1925. Diplomate: American Board Surgery, American Board Plastic Surgery.


Doctor of Medicine, University Virginia, 1925. Assistant resident, resident surgeon Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1927-1932. Chief surgical; Editor: Virginia Med.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Virginia Medical Monthly, 1955-1975. Contributor editorials and articles to professional and history journals Chairman Confederate Medical Exhibit, Richmond, 1961-1965. Chairman Virginia Medical BiCentennial Commission, since 1976.

      Trustee Historic Richmond Foundation, since 1962. Member Commission Architectural Review, 1969-1979, Monument Avenue Commission, since 1969.


Member of staff Medical College Virginia, 1933-1965. Member Richmond Board Health, 1950-1960, chairman, 1955-1960.; Served lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, World World War II.

Fellow American, Southern surgical associations. Member University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association (president 1961), Richmond Surgical Society (president 1964-1965), Richmond Academy Medicine (president 1949-1950), Society Virginia Creepers, Soixant Plus, Virginia History Society, Antiquarian Society Richmond, Military Order World Wars (commander Richmond chapter), Raven Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Delta Sigma Phi, Nu Sigma Nu. Clubs: Commonwealth, Westmoreland.


Married Martha Winston Alsop, September 1, 1938. Children: Harry Justice III, Benjamin P.A., George A. World War II Doctor of Medicine, University Virginia.

Harry Justice Warthen

Marian (Sheppard) Warthen

Martha Winston Alsop

U. Va Warthen

Benjamin P.A. Warthen

George A. World War II M.D. Warthen

Harry Justice III Warthen