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Warren Taylor Vaughan, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Warren Taylor Vaughan, Jr.
August 24, 1920 - January 29, 2002
Psychiatrist and community mental health pioneer

Dr. Vaughan came from a family already steeped in a tradition of medical practice, research, teaching, and community involvement. His grandfather, Dr. Victor C. Vaughan, was a medical school dean and former president of the American Medical Association. His father, Warren T. Vaughan, Sr., was a pioneer in the treatment of allergies. Dr Vaughan and his three brothers all attended Harvard College and Medical School.

After graduating from medical school, Dr. Vaughan served in the United States Army Medical Corps where he became a psychiatrist. Subsequently he took additional training in child psychiatry and worked in the Wellesley Mental Health Clinic. Three years later he was appointed director of the Massachusetts Division of Mental Hygiene. In 1950 he took part in the research of the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health, which led to the passage of the National Community Centers Act, and in 1959 he moved West to assume directorship of the mental health division of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

Coming to San Mateo in 1961, Dr Vaughan established a part time psychiatric practice and served as director of the Napa State Hospital's children's unit. He also helped in the planning and development of the community mental health center at Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame.

During the 1960s and 1970s, concerned with the broader socio-cultural issues of violence and interracial harmony, he developed a proposal for a world "Brotherhood" movement and became a task force leader in the metropolitan planning branch of the Episcopal Diocese of California.

Throughout his professional life, Dr. Vaughan was involved in many medical, public health, and social support organizations, and served as president of the Northern California Psychiatric Society. He was also a consultant to several public and private agencies in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Until a few weeks before his death, he continued his work with the Gardner Health Clinic in San Jose.


They are not dead who live
In hearts they leave behind.
In those whom they have blessed
They live a life again.

After Glow

I'd like the memory of me
To be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow of smiles
When life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
Whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
And bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve
To dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave
When life is done
     -- Rose Marie Amoroso


August 25, 2002
Stanford Faculty Club
Palo Alto, California


"Flute Trio" -- C.M. Von Weber
performed by the Trio Moderne:
    Martha Stoddard, flute;
    Richard Vaughan, cello;
    Timothy Zerlang, piano

Piano Music -- Karen Hutchison, piano


Rev. Walter E. Johnson

"Flute Trio" (adagio) -- B. Martine
Trio Moderne


_ John H. Vaughan, M.D.
_ Julian S. Stein, Jr.

"Harvest of Sorrow" Opus 4 no. 5 -- Rachmaninoff
   Karen Hutchison, piano; Zachariah Spellman, tuba

_ Donald E. Newman, M.D.
_ Jennifer Vaughan
_ Richard Vaughan

Rev Walter E. Johnson


"Ashokan Farewell"
    Karen Hutchison, piano; Zachariah Spellman, tuba

"Amazing Grace"     Zachariah Spellman, tuba

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