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Robert Thompson Samuel, American Optometrist ( hlth: hlth. service)optometrist. Recipient Outstanding Young Men of America award Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1978, Good Citizens award Daughters of the American Revolution, 1962.


Samuel, Robert Thompson was born on June 27, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Manlius Thompson and Helen Evelyn (Syverson) S. Bachelor, William Jewel College, 1966.


Bachelor, William Jewell College, 1966. Postgraduate, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1967. Master of Science, University Missouri, 1968.

DOptometry, University Tennessee, Memphis, 1971. Postgraduate, University Missouri, St. Louis, 1995. Postgraduate, Northeastern State University, 1998.


Buyer Recco, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, 1963-1967. Histology laboratory instructor William Jewell College, Liberty, 1965-1966. Private practice optometry Gladstone, since 1972.

Staff doctor O.H. Gerry Optical Clinics, since 1996. Panel doctor Ford Motor Company, Claycomo, Missouri, since 1985, Union Pacific Railroad, Kansas City, since 1985, Trans World Airlines Airlines, 1990, Union Carbide, 1990.


Publicity coordinator Republican Party, Kansas City, Missouri, 1975-1976. Chairman Save Your Vision Week, Kansas City, 1977. Member Theatre League of Kansas City, since 1976, Kansas City Museum, since 1986, Friends of Art, 1985, Friends of Missouri Town 1955, since 1980.

Member American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association, Optometric Society Greater Kansas City, Heart of America Contact Lens Congress, American Academy Sports Vision, Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity, Smithsonian Associates, Lions (executive board director Lions Eye Clinic 1974-1984, board directors since 1982, Outstanding Service award 1973, 74, editor Lions Optometric Center Quarterly 1974-1984), Kappa Alpha Order (treasurer 1966).


  • Other Interests

    Photography, music, piano, swimming, travel.