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LANGWORTHY, Henry Glover

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LANGWORTHY, Henry Glover. (Clinton County, IA, Nov. 1, 1880--Dubuque, IA, June 27,1961). Langworthy successfully spearheaded efforts in 1916 that led to the establishment of state day schools for the deaf and the founding of the Interstate Post-Graduate Medical Association of North America. He held membership in the Association's board of directors for forty years and sponsored post-graduate study for American medical students in foreign countries. In 1957, Langworthy who operated the LANGWORTHY EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT INFIRMARY was the treasurer and director of the Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association's Educational Foundation Fund.

Langworthy was successful in having the Iowa School for the Deaf at Council Bluffs placed under the supervision of the State Board of Education and served thirty-one years as a director of the Schneider Eye Research Foundation. From 1910 to 1914 he served as the secretary of the Dubuque County Medical Society. Langworty taught nursing classes at Finley and Mercy hospitals; wrote sixty-five articles for medical publications on eye, ear, nose, and throat research; and was an associate-editor of the Physicians' Business Journal.

Cemetery marker in Linwood Cemetery.

Locally, Langworthy was an organizer and president of the Dubuque Centennial Association of 1933. He chaired the building and finance committee that constructed the AMERICAN TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK building and organized the FEDERAL DISCOUNT CORPORATION. He was a founder of the Dubuque Kiwanis Club and served many years on YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION (Y.M.C.A.) committees and the board of trustees of the LINWOOD CEMETERY Association. Politically, he served as treasurer of the Young Men's Taft Club in 1908. He was defeated as a candidate for Congress from the Third Iowa District in 1926.



"Henry Glover Langworthy," Linwood Legacies.