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John W. Mudd; Descendant of Pioneer Family

October 12, 1988

Dr. John W. Mudd, a Bay Area psychiatrist and a member of the faculty of UC San Francisco's School of Medicine, has died at the age of 46. Mudd, a Los Angeles native who had lived and practiced in the San Francisco area since the 1970s, died of a heart attack in a Marin County hospital last Friday.

The son of Henry T. Mudd and Mrs. William Coberly, Mudd was a descendant of the family that founded Harvey Mudd College in Pomona and which had its beginnings in America more than 300 years ago. About 20 Mudds served in military roles during the Revolutionary War, and the family over the years has produced politicians, millionaires, nuns, the doctor who treated John Wilkes Booth and a television newscaster, Roger Mudd.

John Mudd, a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School who completed his psychiatric residency at Columbia University, was a trustee of Harvey Mudd College. He also served on the board of Branson School, a liberal arts college in Ross, Calif., where a memorial will be held Sunday at 2 p.m.

His survivors include his wife, Alexandra, three daughters, his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

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