HJ842: Celebrating the life of Hunter Holmes McGuire, Jr., M.D.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 842
Celebrating the life of Hunter Holmes McGuire, Jr., M.D.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 11, 2019
Agreed to by the Senate, February 20, 2019

 

WHEREAS, Hunter Holmes McGuire, Jr., M.D., an esteemed surgeon, valued medical educator, and beloved husband and father, died on July 30, 2018; and

WHEREAS, Hunter McGuire was born in Richmond, attended private schools in the area, and earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at the University of Virginia; he subsequently attended the Medical College of Virginia (MCV), where he received his medical degree and completed a research fellowship and a surgical residency; and

WHEREAS, Hunter McGuire served his country in the military as a medical officer in the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, and he served in a medical internship in Cincinnati; and

WHEREAS, Hunter McGuire worked at a McGuire Outpatient Clinic and later rose to become chief of surgical services at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, both of which are named for family members; concurrently, he served for 35 years on the full-time faculty at MCV, where he taught and practiced general surgery and served as an assistant dean of students as well as interim dean; and

WHEREAS, Hunter McGuire coauthored three textbooks and published often-quoted medical reference papers on diverticulosis, and his achievements led to his elections to the presidencies of the Virginia Surgical Society, the Eastern Surgical Society, and the Association of Virginia Surgeons; he also held offices with the Southern Surgical Association and the Medical Society of Virginia; and

WHEREAS, Hunter McGuire served on the vestries of numerous Episcopal churches, as well as on the boards of the Virginia Historical Society and Hollywood Cemetery and as president of the Richmond German; he enjoyed golf, watercolor painting, and sailing but also refining ideas such as his model for better American health care; and

WHEREAS, Hunter McGuire will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his beloved wife, Alice Burwell Reed McGuire; his children, Alice, Hunter III, and William, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Hunter Holmes McGuire, Jr., M.D., an esteemed surgeon, medical educator, and beloved husband and father; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Hunter Holmes McGuire, Jr., M.D., as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 842

Offered February 6, 2019
Celebrating the life of Hunter Holmes McGuire, Jr., M.D.
Patron-- Carr

WHEREAS, Hunter Holmes McGuire, Jr., M.D., an esteemed surgeon, valued medical educator, and beloved husband and father, died on July 30, 2018; and

WHEREAS, Hunter McGuire was born in Richmond, attended private schools in the area, and earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at the University of Virginia; he subsequently attended the Medical College of Virginia (MCV), where he received his medical degree and completed a research fellowship and a surgical residency; and

WHEREAS, Hunter McGuire served his country in the military as a medical officer in the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf; and he served in a medical internship in Cincinnati; and

WHEREAS, Hunter McGuire worked at a McGuire Outpatient Clinic and later rose to become chief of surgical services at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, both of which are named for family members; concurrently, he served for 35 years on the full-time faculty at MCV, where he taught and practiced general surgery and served as an assistant dean of students as well as interim dean; and

WHEREAS, Hunter McGuire coauthored three textbooks and published often-quoted medical reference papers on diverticulosis, and his achievements led to his elections to the presidencies of the Virginia Surgical Society, the Eastern Surgical Society, and the Association of Virginia Surgeons; he also held offices with the Southern Surgical Association and the Medical Society of Virginia; and

WHEREAS, Hunter McGuire served on the vestries of numerous Episcopal churches, as well as on the boards of the Virginia Historical Society and Hollywood Cemetery and as president of the Richmond German; he enjoyed golf, watercolor painting, and sailing but also refining ideas such as his model for better American health care; and

WHEREAS, Hunter McGuire will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his beloved wife, Alice Burwell Reed McGuire; children, Alice, Hunter, and William, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Hunter Holmes McGuire, Jr., M.D., an esteemed surgeon and medical educator and beloved husband and father; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Hunter Holmes McGuire, Jr., M.D., as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.