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Withers, Sanford M.

  • Person
  • 1891-?

Sanford Martin Withers graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1919. He served with Base Hospital 21 during World War II.

Wittcoff, Raymond H.

  • Person
  • 1921-2018

A real estate developer, philanthropist, civic leader and visionary, Raymond H. Wittcoff helped bring public television to St. Louis as a co-founder of KETC/Channel 9. In the early 1950s, Wittcoff saw the educational potential of the new technology called television, and he led a group of St. Louisans who applied to the Federal Communications Commission for a public television license through the St. Louis Educational Television Commission (ETC). The ETC eventually became the call letters of KETC, which went on the air in September 1954 under Wittcoff's leadership.

Wittcoff also was chair of the board of directors of Washington University Medical Center and of Jewish Hospital (now Barnes-Jewish Hospital). He was instrumental in inaugurating the Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corp. In 1986, he established the Raymond H. Wittcoff Professorship in Biological Chemistry at the School of Medicine. He also was chair of the Human Development Corp., coordinating anti-poverty efforts in the city.

Wittcoff was elected to the university's Board of Trustees in 1974 and served on numerous committees over the years, including real estate, university finance, medical finance and research-graduate affairs. He served as chair of the Honorary Degree and Real Estate committees. He was named an emeritus trustee in 1994.

A St. Louis native, Wittcoff earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago in 1942, then served as a Navy lieutenant in World War II. After the war, he became president of Transurban Corp., which built, owned and managed office buildings.


Wobus, Reinhard E.

  • Person
  • 1879-1932

Reinhard E. Wobus graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1905, then entered into private practice in St. Louis. He was connected with the teaching staff of the Washington University Medical School, and was associate gynecologist of the Skin and Cancer Hospital from 1910 until 1913. He also served as visiting surgeon of the City Hospital from 1916 until 1921 and as assistant surgeon of the Jewish Hospital Dispensary in 1917-18.


Wohl, Carlyn H.

  • Person
  • 1894-1987

Carlyn Hartman was born in 1894 and grew up in Chillicothe, Missouri. She moved to St. Louis in the 1920s, where she met and married David P. Wohl, founder of the Wohl Shoe Company. In 1940 the Wohls established the Wohl Foundation for Charitable and Educational Purposes. Until its dissolution in 1970, the Foundation contributed more than $9 million to charitable institutions in St. Louis. Carlyn Wohl managed the foundation after her husband's death in 1960.

Through both personal gifts and their Foundation, the Wohls contributed to several local institutions, including Washington and St. Louis Universities; Lutheran and Homer G. Phillips Hospitals; St. Louis Children's and the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis; the Visiting Nurse Association; the Central Institute for the Deaf; Jewish Community Centers Association; Dismas House; the St. Louis Symphony and Art Museum; and the Greater St. Louis Fund for Arts and Education.

The Wohls contributed $300,000 towards the construction of the Carlyn H. Wohl Research Center as a unit of the Washington University School of Dentistry. Over one million dollars was given for the construction of the David P. Wohl, Jr. Memorial Hospital, built to honor their son who lost his life in the Second World War. The Wohls donated $2 million toward the construction of the David P. Wohl, Jr. Memorial, which housed the Washington University Clinics. In 1965 Carlyn Wohl honored her two daughters by donating $500,000 to the Jewish Hospital to establish the Frances Wohl Marcus and Elizabeth Wohl Rothschild Research Fund.

Carlyn Wohl served on the boards of directors of many organizations, including the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis and the Central Institute for the Deaf. In 1971 the St. Louis Globe-Democrat named Carlyn Wohl one of its Women of Achievement for her creative philanthropy.


Wohl, David Philip

  • Person
  • 1886-1960

David P. Wohl was a philanthropist and founder of the Wohl Shoe Company. Through the Wohl Foundation, established by David and his wife Carlyn in 1940, more than $8.5 million was given to municipal, charitable, and education institutions.

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