Appointment of John E. Hutton, Jr., as Physician to the President


December 10, 1986


The President today announced the appointment of John E. Hutton, Jr., M.D., as Physician to the President, effective January 1, 1987. He would succeed T. Burton Smith, M.D.


Since July of 1984 Dr. Hutton has been Assistant Physician to the President. And in his capacity as colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Army, he serves on the staff of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Hutton has been a clinical professor of surgery, the George Washington University School of Medicine, since 1985 and an associate professor of surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health, Sciences in Bethesda, MD, since 1981. Previously, he was Chief, Department of Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1981; Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, and Chief, Division of General Surgery with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 1981 - 1984; and Chief, General Surgery Service, Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco, CA, 1975 - 1981. Dr. Hutton is a member of numerous medical societies and has published extensive articles on the management of battlefield and mass casualty situations. He is a noted nautical photographer whose pictures have been published on several covers of Yachting magazine.


Dr. Hutton graduated from Wesleyan University (B.A., 1953) and the George Washington University School of Medicine (M.D., 1963). He is married, has four children, and resides in Silver Spring, MD. Dr. Hutton was born September 9, 1931, in New York City.