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Cary T. Grayson 1935-38

Cary Grayson, an American born in Virginia in 1878, had an outstanding career as a surgeon in the navy before becoming head of the League of Red Cross Societies in 1935 as war clouds loomed over Europe and Asia.

His tenure as head of the League, which ended with his death after a brief illness in 1938, coincided with an eventful phase of the Red Cross, not only in the United States but also in the world.

For many years Grayson, who retired from the navy as an admiral, was an intimate of the White House -- the medical attendant and friend of presidents Theodore Rooseveld, Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson.

"His fine personality and shrewd foresight qualified him to provide the League with invaluable guidance during a particularly troubled period in international affairs," an obituary in the League's Bulletin said.

Cary Grayson

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