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John Jed Whitehead, American healthcare and biotech company executive.


Whitehead, John Jed was born on June 1, 1945 in New York City. Son of Edwin Carl and Constance Rosemary (Raywid) Whitehead.


Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1967;postgraduate, Case Western Reserve U., 1967-1968.


Director chemical marketing, chemical division, Technicon Corporation, Tarrytown, New York, 1969-1970;senior vice president, general manager industrial division, Technicon Corporation, 1970-1971;senior vice president clinical division, Technicon Corporation, 1971-1974;senior vice president corporation planning, Technicon Corporation, 1974-1975;senior vice president Research and Development, Technicon Corporation, 1975-1981;senior vice president business development and market planning, Technicon Corporation, 1981-1983;president diagnostic systems division, Technicon Corporation, 1983-1985;president, director, Chief Executive Officer, Telephone & Data Systems corporation, 1985-1992;chairman, Chief Executive Officer, director, Telephone & Data Systems Corporation, 1992-1993. Board directors Digene Corporation, Research American. Member of advisory county National Institute Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, 1971-1973.


Member Rockefeller advisory group to President's 1976 Bicentennial Planning Commission, 1971-1972. Board directors Westchester Urban League, 1973-1974, Whitehead biomedical Research Institute, since 1974, Primary Care Network, 1985-1987, i-Stat Corporation, 1987-1995, director emeritus, since 1995. Board directors Friends The National Library Medicine, since 1992, Science and Technology Museum of Atlanta (SciTrek), 1992-1999, Americans Medical Progress, since 1993, Atlanta International School Atlanta, since 1995.

Trustee National Health Museum Foundation, 1991-1998. Chairman, director Campaign for Medical Research, since 1998.


Married Christina Juillet, September 24, 1985.