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gerontologist , consultant , author

James Alden Thorson, American Gerontologist, author, consultant. Achievements include authoring scales to assess lethal behaviors, death anxiety, and sense of humor. Recipient John Tyler Mauldin award Georgia Gerontology Society, 1977. Fellow Gerontological Society American.

Background

Thorson, James Alden was born on October 8, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Louis Carlyle and Kathryn Gertrude (Christman) Thorson.

Education

Master of Science, U. North Carolina, 1971; Doctor of Philosophy, U. Georgia, 1975.

Career

Assistant professor department adult education, U. Georgia, Athens, 1971-1977; Isaacson professor, chair department gerontology, U. Nebraska, Omaha, since 1979. Expert witness in field. Consultant U. Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, since 1987.

Achievements

  • Achievements include authoring scales to assess lethal behaviors, death anxiety, and sense of humor.

Membership

Fellow Gerontological Society American.

Connections

Married Judy Rae Johnson, January 22, 1966. Children: Robert, Peter.

father:
Louis Carlyle Thorson

mother:
Kathryn Gertrude (Christman) Thorson

spouse:
Judy Rae Johnson

children:
Robert Thorson

Peter Thorson