| 1914 - 1973|
||11 Aug 1914
||Tuxedo Park, Livingston, New York 
||Harvard 1932  |
||21 Nov 1973
||Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts 
William Farnsworth Loomis Obituary
William Farnsworth Loomis, cancer researcher and biochemist, died at his home in Dedham, Massachusetts, November 21, 1973. Born in Tuxedo Park, New York, August 11, 1914, he was the second of three sons of Alfred Lee and Ellen Farnsworth Loomis to attend St. Paul's. He was a serious student, a member of the Scientific Association, treasurer of the Chess Club and secretary-treasurer of the Radio Club, and a councilor at the School Camp in Danbury. After graduating cum laude in 1932, he began to prepare himself at Harvard for the career on which his mind was set. In 1936, he interrupted his senior year to take part in the Anglo-American expedition which made the first ascent of 25,645-foot Nanda Devi, on the border of Tibet and China, the higest peak ever climbed up to that time. Upon returning, he received his degree from Harvard with honors, and completed the course at Harvard Medical School, again with honors, in 1941. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which plunged the United States into World War II, took him back to China, where he served behind the Japanese lines as a major in the O.S.S. After the war, he worked for a time at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and for several years was assistant director of the Natural Sciences Division of the Rockefeller Foundation. In the early 1950's, he founded his own research laboratory, the Loomis Institute for Scientific Research, in Greenwich, Connecticut, and during the following decade established a solid reputation in the field of cancer research. He became professor of biochemistry at Brandeis University in 1964, holding the post until a year or two ago. In the months before his death, he had embarked on the study of psychiatry, preparing for what might have become a second career. He was a realist and humanist and a grateful lover of nature everywhere. Surviving are his father; his third wife, Frances W. Loomis; three sons; five daughters; two brothers, Alfred L. Loomis, Jr., '31, and Henry Loomis, '37; and several grandchildren.
- 3 children with Violet, 6 with Betty. 
||20 Feb 2013 |
||Violet Amory, d. Yes, date unknown |
||28 Jun 1937 
||3 Oct 2005 |
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