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Hospital administrator

Richard Thomson Viguers, American hospital administrator.


Viguers, Richard Thomson was born on August 25, 1911 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frank Rutherford and Mary (Thomson) Viguers.


Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1933. Bachelor of Laws, 1938. Student New School for Social Research, 1939-1940.

H. H. D., Portia Law School, 1965, Doctor Humanities, 1965, Calvin Coolidge College, 1965.


Engaged as a lecturer in economics Central China College, Wuchang, China, 1935-1937. Adminstrator Bound Brook (New Jersey) Hospital. 1939; associate div. rural hospitals The Commonwealth Fund, New York, 1940-1946.

Administrator of the Pratt Diagnostic Clinic, N.E. Center Hospital, Boston, 1947-1965, New England Medical Center Hospitals, 1965-1969. Consultant in hospital administration President Greater Boston Hospital Council, 1962. Chairman advising committee Center of Continuing Education in Hospital Administration, Columbia University Board of directors Chinese branch Young Men’s Christian Association, Boston.

President Human Relations Service, Inc., Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1956-1959. Lecturer Tufts School Dental Medicine, 1968. Trustee Wellesley Free Library, 1963-1969.


  • Other Work

    • Author articles on hospitals administration.


Served from Lieutenant lieutenant colonel, Medical Administrative Corps, Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow American Public Health Association, Royal Society Health Great Britain, American College Hospital Adminstrs. Member American (member of council on administrative practice 1955-1958), Massachusetts (president 1965) hospital associations, Association American Medical Colls., New England Hospital Assembly (president 1955), Hospital Supts.

Club (president 1959-1961), Massachusetts Health Council (president 1961), Hospital Adminstrs. Study Society (president 1964-1965). Member American Association Hospital Cons.


Married Ruth Alfarata Hill, June 2, 1937. Children: Deborah Hill (Mistress.

Frank Rutherford Viguers

Mary (Thomson) Viguers

Ruth Alfarata Hill

Deborah Hill (Mrs Viguers