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physician , naval officer

Joel Thompson Boone, American physician, naval officer. Fellow American College of Physicians (nat. board medical examiners), Australian Computer Society, American Medical Association, International College Surgeons (governor); member American Institute Homeopathy, (p.p.), Association Military Surgeons Army and Navy Legion of Valor, Mercersburg Alumni Association, Boone Family Association, Alpha Sigma, Alpha Omega Alpha.

Background

Boone, Joel Thompson was born on August 29, 1889 in Saint Clair, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Agard and Annie (Thompson) Boone.

Education

Graduate Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) Academy, 1909. Doctor of Medicine Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, 1913, honorary Master of Arts, 1923, Doctor of Laws, 1947. Graduate study United States Navy Medical School, Washington, 1915.

Career

1 daughter, Suzanne Boone Heller. Naval medical officer, 1914-1950. Served combat duty in Haiti, 1915-1916, and in France and Germany, World War I.

Physician to Presidents Harding, Coolidge and Hoover, 1922-1933. Staff commander Base Force, United States Fleet, January-August 1940. Senior medical officer United States Naval Air Station San Diego, 1940-1943.

Commanding officer United States Naval Hospital, Seattle, 1943-1945. Fleet medical officer, 3d Fleet, 1945. District medical officer 11th Naval District, 1946.

Inspector medical activities, Pacific Coast, also inspector medical department activities, 1946. Executive secretary Committee on Medical and Hospital Services, Armed Forces, chief Joint Plans and Action development, Medical Services, Office of Secretary of Defense, 1948-1950. Inspector general Medical Department, 1950.

Retired as vice admiral, 1950. Medical director VA, 1951-1955. Board regents Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) Academy.

Membership

Fellow American College of Physicians (nat. board medical examiners), Australian Computer Society, American Medical Association, International College Surgeons (governor). Member American Institute Homeopathy, (p.p.), Association Military Surgeons Army and Navy Legion of Valor, Mercersburg Alumni Association, Boone Family Association, Alpha Sigma, Alpha Omega Alpha. Clubs: Army and Navy, Chevy Chase Country.

Connections

Married Helen Elizabeth Koch, June 20, 1914.

father:
William Agard Boone

mother:
Annie (Thompson) Boone

spouse:
Helen Elizabeth Koch