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Merton Melrose Minter

physician , university regent.

Merton Melrose Minter, American physician, university regent. Recipient Distinguished Service award University Texas, 1970; Outstanding Service award University Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine.


Minter, Merton Melrose was born on January 3, 1903 in Jewett, Texas, United States. Son of Percival A. and Louella (Owens) Minter.


Bachelor of Arts, University Texas, 1924, Doctor of Medicine 1928.


Intern, Research Hospital, Kansas City, Missoury, 1928-1929. Private practice medicine, San Antonio, 1930-1976. Staff Nix Southwest Methodist Memorial, Baptist, Santa Rosa hospitals Director First National Bank of San Antonio.

Board regents University Texas, 1955-1961, chairman medical affairs committee, 1957-1958, Chairman of the Board regents, 1955-1961. Chairman development committee S. Texas Medical Center and School, 1962-1976. Chairman of Commission on hospitals International Good Neighbor Commission, 1963-1976.

Member regional board Medical Program for Heart Disease, Cancer and Stroke. Chairman of the Board Governors S.W. Foundation Research and Education. Chairman San Antonio Medical Foundation, 1971.

Board of directors Texas Law Enforcement Foundation.


Fellow American College of Physicians. Member Texas Academy Internal Medicine (president), International Medical Assembly S.W. Texas (past president), Texas Medical Association (past chairman of the board of trustees), Bexar County Medical Society (past president), Alumni Association Medical Branch University Texas (past president), Tex Diabetes Society (president), Texas Philosophical Society, Order of Alamo, Texas Cavaliers, Phi Chi, Alpha Omega Alpha. Clubs: Conopus, Argyle, Rotary.


Married Katherine Huntress, September 25, 1932. Children: Merton Melrose, Alan Huntress.

Percival A. Minter

Louella (Owens) Minter

Katherine Huntress

Merton Melrose Minter

Alan Huntress Minter