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Crusius, Louis

  • Person
  • 1862-1898

Louis Crusius was born in Sauk, Wisconsin. As a youth he apprenticed with his father, a printer and newspaper publisher, which may have helped nurture his artistic talents. After first completing a Pharmacy degree, he graduated in 1890 with an M.D. from the St. Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons. He taught as a professor of Histology at the Marion Sims College of Medicine, later St. Louis University School of Medicine, until his death in 1898. At various times, Cruisius supplemented his income by drawing for publications, including the Antikamnia calendars illustrated for the Antikamnia Headache Powders Company. He also published a humor magazine, titled "Funny Bone."

Curtiss, Roy

  • Person
  • Born 1934

Roy Curtiss III is the George William and Irene Koechig Freiberg Professor of Biology Emeritus at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dammin, Gustave J. (Gustave John)

  • Person
  • 1911-1991

Gustave J. Dammin earned his medical degree from Cornell University and did postgraduate study in parasitology and tropical medicine at the University of Havana. He taught at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons before becoming chairman of pathology at Washington University School of Medicine and chief pathologist at Barnes Hospital in 1946. He left Barnes in 1952 to become chief pathologist at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School. In 1954, he was part of the team that performed the first kidney transplant. Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 14, 1991.

Dammkoehler, Richard A.

  • Person
  • circa 1935-2014

Richard A. Dammkoehler earned bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in the 1950s. He held appointments at Washington University for more than 40 years. Dammkoehler became assistant dean of engineering at the university in 1960 and an assistant professor the following year. He held various roles, in both academic and research positions, throughout his career at the university. He was chair of the Department of Engineering Science in 1962-63 and became a professor in 1969. Dammkoehler served as director of the engineering computer laboratories from 1971-99. He became a senior professor in 2000 and retired as professor emeritus of computer science. Beyond Washington University, Dammkoehler served as a peer adviser to the U.S. secretary of defense from 1969-1992, through five presidents, among other roles.


Danforth Foundation (Saint Louis, Mo.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1927-2011

The Danforth Foundation was established in St. Louis in 1927 by William H. Danforth, the founder of the Ralston Purina Company, and his wife and children with a mission of "promoting the well-being of mankind." For most of its history its focus was national in scope and its main area of interest was education. In 1997, however, the Foundation shifted its focus to the St. Louis area, and eventually it chose three main areas of concentration: the development of the plant and life sciences, neighborhood redevelopment, and downtown revitalization. The Foundation, which had for years been spending from capital, announced in 2003 that it would expend the majority of its remaining assets on the development of the plant and life sciences in the St. Louis area. At that time the Foundation also made it clear that it would spend down its assets, and it gradually ceased making grants for operating funds.


Danforth, William H. (William Henry)

  • Person
  • Born 1926

William Henry Danforth II earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, then interned at Barnes Hospital. After serving as a physician in the Navy during the Korean War, he joined the medical faculty of Washington University School of Medicine as a cardiologist in 1957. Danforth served as the chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis from 1971 to 1995, when he retired as one of the longest serving chancellors in the country. Danforth is credited with completing Washington University's transition from a local college to a national research university, and for recruiting talented students from around the world.


Davis, James W. (James Warren)

  • Person
  • 1935-2016

James W. Davis was born and raised in Chillecothe, Missouri. He earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard College in 1957 before enlisting in the U.S. Army, serving with the Army Security Agency as a Russian linguist, stationed in Germany. After his discharge, he enrolled in the graduate program in political science at the University of Michigan, where he earned master's and doctoral degrees in 1962 and 1964, respectively.

Davis was a Brookings Fellow in Washington, D.C., from 1963-64. He taught at the University of Wisconsin from 1964-68, before joining the political science department at Washington University. His research and teaching focused on the U.S. presidency, political campaigns, military history, the politics of war, national defense, intelligence and security issues. He was the co-author and editor of several books, including "The National Executive Branch: An Introduction to Public Administration"; "Politics, Programs, and Budgets: A Reader in Government Budgeting"; and, with Kenneth M. Dolbeare, "Little Groups of Neighbors: The Selective Service System." Davis taught mostly in Arts & Sciences, but he also taught courses in business, engineering and social work. His classes on the American presidency were popular with students, especially during election years when Washington University hosted one of the nation's pivotal presidential or vice-presidential debates. In these international news events, Davis often played a key role, moderating political panel discussions and offering commentary for visiting news media.

Davis officially retired from the classroom in 2009, but he continued to be active at the university as an emeritus professor of political science and a tireless volunteer still willing to take on important leadership and advisory roles. Most recently, he served as the university's vice chancellor for students and coordinator of special projects. Previous administrative roles include serving as associate provost and associate dean of Arts & Sciences (1978-80); vice chancellor and associate provost (1980-81); and vice chancellor (1981-1986). He served as acting director of Edison Theatre and lead administrator for University College in 1980. He was acting dean for the School of Art from 1988-90. He has been a member of many important university committees, including the Committee to Prepare for the 21st Century; the Advisory Committee on Tenure, Promotion and Personnel in Arts & Sciences; the Chancellor Search Committee; and the Undergraduate Council. He served as founding director of what was then known as the Gephardt Institute for Public Service, retiring from that position in 2006.


Dean, Lee W., Sr.

  • Person
  • 1873-1944

Lee Wallace Dean, Sr. received his medical degree from the State University of Iowa in 1896. In 1927 he became Professor of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine. He became the editor-in-chief of the Annals of Otology, Rhnology, and Laryngology the same year, a position he held until his death. Dean retired as head of the Department of Otolaryngology in 1940.

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