James A. Shannon

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James A. Shannon
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Born (1904-08-09)August 9, 1904
New York City, New York[1]
Died May 20, 1994(1994-05-20) (aged 89)
Baltimore, Maryland[2]
Cause of death Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Alma mater College of the Holy Cross
New York University (Ph.D., 1929)
Spouse(s) Alice M. Waterhouse
Children Alice Shannon Stolzberg
J. Anthony Shannon
Awards Public Welfare Medal (1962)
National Medal of Science[3] (1974)
Scientific career
Fields Nephrology

James Augustine Shannon (9 August 1904 – 20 May 1994) was an American nephrologist who served as director of National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1955-1968.[4] In 1962 he was awarded the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences.[5] A collection of his papers is held at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.


  1. ^ Kennedy, Thomas. "JAMES AUGUSTINE SHANNON" (PDF). Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  2. ^ WOLFGANG SAXON (24 May 1994). "James A. Shannon, 89, Is Dead; Ex-Director of Health Institutes". https://www.nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved 2 September 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ "National Medal of Science". http://www.rockefeller.edu. Retrieved 2 September 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (May 24, 1994). James A. Shannon, 89, Is Dead; Ex-Director of Health Institutes. New York Times
  5. ^ "Public Welfare Award". National Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2011. 

External links

  • James Augustine Shannon biography via National Institutes of Health
Political offices
Preceded by
William H. Sebrell, Jr.
Director of National Institutes of Health
1955 – 1968
Succeeded by
Robert Q. Marston

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