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James William Varnum, American hospital administrator. Member of American Hospital Association (trustee 1994-1997).


Varnum, James William was born on May 29, 1940 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Robert Otto and Jeannette (Badger) Varnum.


AB, Dartmouth College, 1962. M.Hosp. Administration with honors, University Michigan, 1964.


Administrative assistant University Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison, 1963-1964, assistant superintendent, 1964-1968, associate superintendent, 1968-1969, superintendent, 1969-1973. Hospital administrator University Washington Hospital, Seattle, 1973-1978. President Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, New Hampshire, since 1978.

Professor Medical School, Dartmouth College, since 1978. Board directors Ledyard National Bank, Hanover, New Hampshire, VHA, Inc., Irving, Texas, Vermont Institute Natural Sciences, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, National Quality Forum. President Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance, since 1983.


Member of American Hospital Association (trustee 1994-1997).


Married Lucinda Hotchkiss, June 6, 1964. Children: Kenneth James, Susan Lucinda.