New Member – Ralph Haynes

Please join us in welcoming new member, Ralph Haynes.

As a military child, Ralph was in 12 schools in 12 years, throughout the United States and Europe.  He subsequently became a physician, specializing in pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine where he had been on the faculty of Emory’s School of Medicine until moving to Durham.

He and his wife, Patricia, an OBGYN, raised their six children to successful adulthood, one of whom lives in Durham and has the two grandchildren that have attracted Ralph and Patricia to this new neighborhood.

Additionally, he has had a second career: after completing the obligated military service of his generation, he remained in the US Army Reserves which provided remarkable opportunities for a change of pace as well as fascinating adventures to unusual parts of the world. He had the good fortune of serving at all levels of command, ultimately becoming a Major General and Deputy Surgeon General of the Army, and thereafter the senior medical general on the Staff of the Joint Chiefs at the Pentagon until retirement.

Ralph joined the Atlanta Rotary Club in 1989; he has acquired many worldwide friends through Rotary and values this organization greatly and is therefore immensely pleased to join the Durham Rotary Club!

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