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Paul Ramsey Hawley, American army officer and medical administrator retired.


Hawley, Paul Ramsey was born on January 31, 1891 in West College Corner, Indiana, United States. Son of William Harry and Sabina Cora (Ramsey) Hawley.


Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University, 1912. Doctor of Medicine University of Cincinnati, 1914. Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Public Hygiene, Johns Hopkins, 1923.

Graduated from Army Medical School, 1917 and 1921, Command and General staff schedul, 1936, Army War College, 1939. Doctor of Laws, University Cincinnati, U. Birmingham (England), Indiana U., Syracuse University, Georgetown University, Doctor of Science (honorary) Miami University, Wayne University, Union College.


Intern, Cincinnati General Hospital, 1914-1915, house physician, 1915. Commissioned First lieutenant, United States Army Medical Corps, October 11, 1916, and advanced through the grades to major general, 1944. Chief Medical Director, United States Veterans Administration, 1945-1947.

Chief Executive officer Blue Cross and Blue Shield Communications, 1948-1950. Board directors Ohio Natural Life Insurance Company Bampton lecturer, Columbia University, 1949.


Fellow American College of Physicians, A. Christian Science (director 1950-1961), Southern Surgical Association, Royal College Physical (England), Royal College Surgeons (Edinburgh) (England) (honorary), Royal Society Medicine (London), American College Hospital Adminstrs. (honorary); member of the American Medical Association, l’Academy de Chirurgie (France) (honorary), American Psychiatric Association (honorary), Southeastern Surgical Congress, Colonel Medical Association, Delta Omega, Phi Delta Theta (national president 1956-1958), Phi Rho Sigma. Mason.; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Lydia W. Wright. Children: Barbara (Mistress.

William Harry Hawley

Sabina Cora (Ramsey) Hawley

Lydia W. Wright

Barbara (Mrs Hawley