Author Biographical Info

Randolph Lee Clark was born July 2, 1906 to Randolph Lee Clark, Sr., teacher and president of several Texas colleges including Texas Christian University, and Leni Leoti Sypert, musician and teacher. As the son and grandson of college presidents, he lived with role models whose optimistic outlook and ideals nurtured his untiring ability to work toward the goal of containing and possibly curing cancer.

Lee Clark had vision, energy, and the ability to inspire the generosity of major businessmen in Houston and citizens throughout Texas. The M.D. Anderson Foundation was also a benefactor. At that time, the Texas Medical Center was expanding and M.D. Anderson Hospital became one of its cornerstones. Dr. Clark collaborated with city, state, and eventually national and international leaders in medicine whose intent was to consider the problem of “incurable” cancer patients and to find a solution.

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Blood donation, Buescher Science Park, Cancer, Common Research Computing Facility (CRCF), International Cancer Patient Data Exchange System (ICPDES), International, Cancer Research Data Bank (ICRDB), Medical Arts Publishing Foundation, Medical University of South Carolina, Midwestern State University, Oncology, Physicians Referral Service (PRS), Prudential Building, Ricker College, Houlton, Maine, Science Park [see also Buescher Science Park], Shands Clinic, Jackson, Mississippi, Tarleton College, Texas Christian University (TCU), Union College, University of Minnesota Graduate School of Medicine, University of South Carolina, University of Texas (UT). Epidemiology, Texas Medical Center founders, Women and the military


Lee Clark’s personal papers, Series I, contain financial documents, family correspondence from relatives throughout Texas, lists of purchases including various cars, information on houses and repairs, ideas for his ranch and considerations about other land purchases. See more at MS 070.


This collection was donated by R. Lee Clark, MD to the HAM-TMC Library by Deed of Gift, Dec. 13, 1987.



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