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VanderHoof, Douglas, 1879-1957



  • Existence: 1879 - 1957

Douglas VanderHoof was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 31, 1879. After graduating from Hyde Park High School in Chicago, Illinois in 1897, he enrolled in Dartmouth College with the Class of 1901. While at Dartmouth, VanderHoof was a member of "The Dartmouth" student newspaper board, Theta Delta Chi fraternity, Casque and Gauntlet and the Mandolin and Banjo Club. He was also class secretary for his senior year. VanderHoof graduated cum laude from Dartmouth with honors in zoology and botany and the rank of Phi Beta Kappa. After Dartmouth, VanderHoof enrolled in Medical School at Johns Hopkins University, graduating first in his in 1905. In 1907, he received an honorary A.M. degree from Dartmouth. VanderHoof established a clinical laboratory in Richmond, VA and was the first physician in Richmond to specialize as an internist. He became associated with the Medical School of Virginia in 1906, first as faculty and later as chairman of the board. Actively involved in church, VanderHoof became a vestryman in 1927 and a trustee of the St. James Church Foundation in 1940. In 1948, he also served as its president. In addition to these duties, VanderHoof was also an editor of the Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s publication "The Chronicle." He died in Richmond, VA on October 31, 1957.

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Douglas VanderHoof papers

Webster MS-470
Identifier: MS-470
Overview Douglas VanderHoof, 1879-1957. Dartmouth College Class of 1901. Collection contains letters to his parents describing life as a student at Dartmouth College