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Thomas Arnold Foster, American pharmacist. Recipient Founders medal Association Military Surgeons United States, 1955, Andrew Craigie award, 1960; medal Swedish Ministry Health, 1959; H.A.K. Whitney award American Society Hospital Pharmacists, 1960.


Foster, Thomas Arnold was born on January 26, 1895 in Camp Hill, Alabama, United States. Son of William Thomas and Eugenia (McLendon) Foster.


Student Howard College, Birmingham, Alabama, 1911-1912. Graduate in Pharmacy, Wilson School Pharmacy, 1916.


January 2, 1942); children—Mary Virginia (Mistress J. Richard Roberts), Thomas Arnold. Married second, Katherine Verschoor, December 8, 1945. Practice pharmacy, Birmingham, Alabama, 1917.

Retail pharmacist, co-owner drug stores, Birmingham, 1919-1932. Commissioned pharmacist United States Public Health Service, 1933, advanced through grades to pharmacist director, 1960. Administrative officer, 1933-1942, chief supply service headquarters Hospital div., Washington, 1942-1944, chief supply officer Office Surgeon General, 1944-1950, assigned div. civilian requirements, health supplies liaison officer ODM, 1958-1960.

Medical supply consultant, Washington, 1960-1970. Consultant to Office Emergency Planning, Executive Office President, 1964-1973. General chairman convention Association Military Surgeons, Washington, 1955.

American Pharmaceutical Association delegate Convention International Pharmaceutical Federation, London, England., 1955.


Served with United States Army, 1917-1919. Fellow Royal Society Health England (life). Member American Pharmaceutical Association (chairman special committee Project Hope 1961-1962, honorary president 1963, chairman standing commission on disaster preparedness and nat. security 1963, chairman standing committee governmental pharmaceutical service 1964, representative to surgeon general’s professional advising committee emergency health preparedness, 1963-1964), American Society Hospital Pharmacists (Chairman of Commission laws, legislation and regulations 1967-1970), association Military Surgeons United States, American Legion, Commissioned Officers Association Public Health Service, American Surgical Trade Association Chicago (honorary life), Med-Surgical Manufacturers Association (honorary life).


Married Mary Reeves, September 30, 1919 (deceased.; married second, Katherine Verschoor, December 8, 1945. Children: Mary Virginia (Mistress.

William Thomas Foster

Eugenia (McLendon) Foster

Mary Reeves

Katherine Verschoor

Mary Virginia (Mrs Foster