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hospital administrator.

Karl B. Greenlee, American hospital administrator. Decorated Bronze star; Croix de Guerre (France).


Greenlee, Karl B. was born on November 5, 1902 in Lineville, Iowa, United States. Son of Rollo Waldo and Lynn Marie (Lovett) Greenlee.


Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1925. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1933.


Athletic coach, school administrator, Iowa, 1925-1942. Hospital administrator, since 1942. Administrator Wilden Hospital, Des Moines, since 1946, treasurer since 1947.

President Hopkins Sporting Goods, Inc., Des Moines, since 1945. Treasurer Eastern Investors, Inc., Des Moines, since 1958. President Swift Finance Company, Inc., Des Moines, since 1959.

Chairman Des Moines Civil Service Commission, 1955-1961.


Member Polk County Republican Finance Committee Secretary board of trustees College Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. Served lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member American Osteopathic Hospital Association (president), American College Osteopathic Adminstrs.

(past president), Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce (director), American Legion, Reserve Officers Association, Air Force Association Delta Kappa. Mason (Shriner).; Clubs: Des Moines.


Married Christine Corbett, October 9, 1929.

Rollo Waldo Greenlee

Lynn Marie (Lovett) Greenlee

Christine Corbett