John Jose Andujar

Portrait of John Jose Andujar Headstone Photograph


Senator Betty Andujar
November 6, 1912
June 8, 1997

First Republican Senator
Fort Worth (Tarrant County) Texas
1972 - 1982

John J. Andujar, M. D.
January 26, 1912
August 27, 2003

First Texan Elected President
American Board of Pathology
1967 - 1968
Full Name: John Jose Andujar
Location: Section:Statesman's Meadow, Section 1 (E)
Row:T  Number:33
Reason for Eligibility: Husband of Elizabeth Richards Andujar 
Birth Date: January 26, 1912 
Died: August 27, 2003 
Burial Date: September 26, 2003 

ANDUJAR, JOHN JOSE (1912~2003) John J. Andujar, a noted physician and pathologist, was born January 26, 1912, in Chicago to the Rev. Manuel and Lily Esther Kurzenkanbe Andujar. John graduated from Penn State Commonwealth College and received a M.D. from Temple Commonwealth University. He later specialized in pathology at Cornell and Sloan-Kettering.

He went on to become a world leader in pathology, including creating a revolutionary blood test for syphilis. John was elected the the president of the American Board of Pathologists and was the first American president of the World Association Society of Pathologists.

He also worked as the chief pathologist at Carswell Air Force Base and the Navy's Federal Hospital near Fort Worth before becoming the chief pathologist at Harris Hospital. John ended his career heading a private laboratory.

He passed away August 27, 2003, in Fort Worth and is survived by his wife, Mary Parker Andujar. He was formerly married to former State Senator Betty Andujar before her death in 1997.

Information taken from obituary, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Tuesday, September 3, 2003.

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