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educator , Internist , research scientist , writer

William Muir Manger, American internist, educator, writer, research scientist. Achievements include research on the mechanism of salt-induced hypertension, the mechanism whereby potassium lowers blood pressure and prevents stroke, and on pheochromocytoma. Recipient Mayo Foundation Alumni award for Meritorious Research, 1955, Distinguished Alumnus award, 1992, Alumni Service award St. Albans School, 2007.


Manger, William Muir was born on August 13, 1920 in Greenwich, Connecticut, United States. Son of Julius and Lilian (Weissinger) Manger.


Bachelor of Science, Yale University, 1944. Doctor of Medicine, Columbia University, 1946. Doctor of Philosophy, Mayo Foundation, University Minnesota, 1958.


Intern Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, 1946-1947, resident, 1949-1950, assistant physician, 1957—2001. Fellow internal medicine Mayo Foundation, 1950-1955. Director Manger Research Foundation, 1961-1977.

Clinical assistant attending physician Columbia division Bellevue Hospital, 1964-1968. Assistant attending physician New York University Bellevue Hospital, 1969-1977, associate attending physician, 1977-1983, attending physician, since 1983. Instructor medicine Columbia University College Physicians and Surgeons, 1957-1966, associate medicine, 1966-1970, lecturer emeritus, since 1991.

Assistant attending physician Presbyterian Hospital, 1966—1968. Assistant clinical professor medicine New York University Medical Center, 1968—1975, associate clinical professor medicine, 1975—1983, clinical professor medicine, since 1983. Member development committee Mayo Clinic, 1981.

Vice chairman board Manger Hotels, Inc., 1957—1973, 1990—2004. Former member national high blood pressure education program National Institutes of Health.


  • Achievements include research on the mechanism of salt-induced hypertension, the mechanism whereby potassium lowers blood pressure and prevents stroke, and on pheochromocytoma.



Member board governors St. Albans School, Washington, 1958-1964, 83-89, chairman, 1962-1964, 67-69. Trustee Foundation Research in Medicine and Biology, 1971-1977, Buckley School, 1975-1985, Lycee Francais, New York, 1996-1998, Foundation for Advancement International Research in Microbiology, 1977-1982, Thyroid Foundation, 1980-1985. Member board visitors Boston University Medical School, since 1992.

Trustee Foundation for Depression and Manic Depression, 1978-1989, president, 1980-1989. Elder Presbyterian Church, 1968-1970, 92-93, trustee, 1962-1967, 80-84, deacon, 1959-1961. Founder Values Initiative Teaching About Lifestyle program to combat obesity, 2002.

Lieutenant (junior grade) MC, United States Naval Reserve, 1947-1949. Fellow American College of Physicians, Academy Psychosomatic Medicine, American Geriatric Society, Council on Geriatric Cardiology, New York Academy Medicine (admission committee 1976-1978, education committee 1979-1992) American College Cardiology, American College Clinical Pharmacology, Royal Society Health, American Institute Chemists. National Hypertension Association (founder, trustee, chairman since 1977), American Medical Association, American Society Internal Medicine, New York State Medical Society, New York County Medical Society, American Heart Association (fellow council on circulation and council for high blood pressure research), Inter-American Society Hypertension, International Society Hypertension, American Society Hypertension (designated hypertension specialist), American Thoracic Society, New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physiological Society, American Chemical Society, American Society Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Clinical Autonomic Research Society, American Autonomic Society, Medical Strollers, New York City, Endocrine Society, Pan American Medical Association, Harvey Society, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, Research Discussion Group (founding member, secretary-treasurer 1958-1980), American Federation Clinical Research American Society Nephrology, Royal Society Medicine (affiliate), Fellows Association Mayo Foundation (vice president, president 1953), Mayo Alumni Association (vice president 1981-1982, executive committee 1981-1989, president elect 1982-1985, president 1985-1987), Chatecholamine Club (founder, secretary-treasurer 1967-1980, president 1981-1982), Pheochromocytom Research Support Organization (president and treasurer 2005^), Drs.

Mayo Society, Plummer Society, Albert Gallatin Associates, The 1941 Society, New England Society, Sons of the American Revolution (chairman admissions committee 1959-1967, board managers 1959-1967, 69-70), Society Colonial Wars, Society of the Cincinnati, Sigma Xi, Nu Sigma Nu, Phi Delta Theta, Explorers, Meadow (Long Island, New York ), University Club, New York Athletic Club (New York City), Southampton Bathing Corporation.


Married Lynn Seymour Sheppard, May 30, 1964. Children: William Muir, Junior, Lilian Wade (Mistress Porter Fleming), Stewart Sheppard, Charles Seymour.

Julius Manger

Lilian (Weissinger) Manger

Lynn Seymour Sheppard

William Muir Manger

Junior Manger

Lilian Wade Manger (Mistress Porter Fleming)

Stewart Sheppard Manger

Charles Seymour Manger