Dr. George Nathan Chucker

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  • Name: Dr. George Nathan Chucker
  • Location of Birth: Bovey, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: March 23, 1917
  • Date of Death: May 22, 1993
  • Parents: Edward Chucker & Sadie (Chase) Chucker
  • High School and Class: 1935 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: 1937 Itasca Junior College, Coleraine, Minnesota
    Chicago Medical School
  • Highest Rank: CAPT (Captain)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: September 14, 1944
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  • Date of Discharge: October 30, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: George Nathan Chucker
    Race: White
    Age: 23
    Birth Date: March 23, 1917
    Birth Place: Bovey, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Student- The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    Weight: 140
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Black
    Next of Kin: Edward Chucker, father, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - November 3, 1944 – "Carlisle, (Pa), October 27. – Another large class of officers of the Medical Department graduated today from the Medical Field Service School, Carlisle Barracks, Pa., and are now qualified for duty with troops in the field after six weeks of intensive training. A member of the class was 1st Lt. George N. Chucker, M.C., of Bovey, who received his B.M. and M.D. degrees from the Chicago Medical School.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Dr. George Chucker was a family practitioner in Highland County, Virginia for 6 years. He trained as a radiologist at the University of Virginia. In 1945 he went to the Radiology Dept of the C & O Hospital, later named Emmett Memorial Hospital, in Virginia, which became the Alleghany Regional Hospital. He founded the school of Radiologic Technologists in 1961. As Chief of Radiology at Alleghany Regional Hospital, he also introduced CT scanning, mammography, interventional radiology and other new modalities to the X-Ray Dept. He was a fellow of the American College of Radiology and former President of the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Radiology. Dr. Chucker served as secretary-treasurer of the Alleghany-Bath County Medical Society for 30 years, then served a term as President. He served as Chief of Staff of the Alleghany Regional Hospital and was a founding member and president of the Emmett Medical & Surgical Clinic. He acted as chairman of the Clifton Forge School Board and was a former president of the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation, and was Vice-president of the Foundation at the time of his death. He received the Outstanding Alumnus Honor for 1992 from the Minnesota State Board of Community Colleges. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Clifton Forge and served on the boards of the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center and the Chamber of Commerce.

    Dr. Chucker died in Clifton Forge, Virginia and is buried in King David Memorial Gardens, Falls Church, Fairfax, Virginia. He is survived by his wife Edith Raab Chucker; two daughters, I. Kimberlee Chucker and Raab Chucker Reibach; one son, George Barton Chucker; three brothers, Joe, Bill and Francis Chucker; sister, Elaine C. Orloff; and three grandchildren.

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