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Richard Dean Vanderwarker, American hospital administrator.


Vanderwarker, Richard Dean was born on May 15, 1911 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James Roy and Christina (Leithead) Vanderwarker.


Bachelor of Science, Cornell Univercity, 1933. Master of Hospital Administration, Northwestern University, 1950.


Assistant manager, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, 1933-1942. Manager Hotel Bellerive, Kansas City, Missoury, 1946-1947. Director Passavant Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1947-1952.

Vice president, general manager Memorial Center Cancer and Allied Diseases, New York City, 1952-1962. President Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1964-1971. President of the Greater New York Hospital Association, 1962, Hospital Association New York State, 1963-1965.


Served from Lieutenant (junior grade) to lieutenant commander, United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946. Fellow American College Hospital Adminstrs. (governor 1965-1969).

Member Cornell Univercity Alumni Association (president 1962-1964), Pan American Hospital Association (life), Association American Medical Colls., American Hospital Association, Cornell Univercity Council, International Hospital Federation. Clubs: Cornell University (New York City).


Married Josephine Prigmore, December 30, 1934. Children: Christine, Richard D. Executive.

James Roy Vanderwarker

Christina (Leithead) Vanderwarker

Josephine Prigmore

Christine Vanderwarker

Richard D. Exec Vanderwarker