letter excerpt The Dix Family Archive
The Clemens

William Bordley (15xx)
William Bordley (1605)
Stephen Bordley, Sr. (1637)
John Hynson (1645)
William Bordley (1667)
Stephen Bordley, Jr. (1674)
Thomas Bordley (1677)
Stephen Bordley (1709)
John B. Bordley (1727)
Stephen Bordley "Jr" (1732)
Judge James Bordley (1736)
Elizabeth Bordley (1777)
John B. Bordley (1800)
William C. Bordley, Jr. (1800)
James Bordley (1808)
James Bordley (1846)
Madison B. Bordley (1873)
James Bordley, Jr. (1874)
James Bordley, III (1900)
John E. Bordley (1902)
Bryden Bordley Hyde (1914)
Madison B. Bordley, Jr. (1915)
Marcello W. Bordley, Jr. (1915)
Robert AJ Bordley (1918)
Dr. James Bordley, IV (1942)

 Dr. John Earle Bordley (1902- )
Baltimore, MD.

Born Baltimore 2nd son of Dr. James Bordley, Jr (1874-1956) and Margaretta Carroll Hollyday, his wife, Educated at Gilman School, Baltimore (1921); Yale Univ., Ph. B., (1925); Johns Hopkins Medical School, M.D. (1929). His internship training (Surgery) Union Memorial Hosp. Baltimore 1929-30; Residency, Asst. then Chief Resident Otolaryngology Johns Hopkins Hosp. 1930-33; his Certification by Am. Board of Otolaryngology 1956. Honorary Degrees: Assoc. Prof Otolaryngology Guy’s Med. School & Hosp. London 1962; L.L.D. Honoris Causae Hon. Doctor of Laws, Creighton Univ. Omaha, Nebraska 1977. Dr. Bordley served in U.S. Army Med. Corps 1942-46 in S.W. Pacific with 118th General Hospital. (Hopkins Unit) as Chief, Otolaryngology Service 1942-44 as a Major, and Chief, Surgical Div. 1944-45 as a Lt. Colonel. He was awarded Pacific Asiatic Medal with 3 Battle Stars, and the Philippine Liberation Medal with 2 Battle Stars. In private practice of Otolaryngology 1933-42 (Research Lab. 2 days per wk). Dr. Bordley was visiting Otolaryngologist, Johns Hopkins Hosp. 1933-42; Chairman and Prof. of Otolaryngology 1952-69; Andelot Chair. of Laryngology & Otology Johns Hopkins and first Andelot Prof. of same 1962-69; Prof. of Environmental Medicine, School of Hygiene & Public Health, Johns Hopkins 1959-69; Otolaryngologist-in-Charge, Johns Hopkins Hosp. 1952-69; Senior Consultant in Otolaryngology, The Balto. City Hosps.; 1938-69. His hospital appointments included (Hon.) Union Memorial Hosp., Womens’ Hosp., Church Home & Hosp., Greater Balto. Med. Center, Hon. Physician-Otolaryngology-Royal Prince Albert Hosp., Sydney, Australia 1944-.

Dr. Bordley has been President: Johns Hopkins Med. Soc., 1960; Soc. Of University Otolaryngologists 1963-65; Am. Otological Soc.; 1970-71; The Johns Hopkins Associates 1979-81; Hon. Pres. XIII World Congress Otolaryngology, Miami, 1985. Dr. Bordley was awarded the Gold Medal of the International Federation of Otolaryngology 1985; he was given a Presidential Citation in 1981 for his dedication to the Promotion of Excellence in Education, Research, & Patient Care, etc.; "The John E. Bordley, M.D. Medical Library and Information Resource Center" was named for him at Boys Town Institute for Communicative Disorders in Children, Omaha, Nebraska, 1982, and he was made an Honorary Citizen of Boys Town; In 1990 a chair was endowed at The Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine "The John E. Bordley, Prof. of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery" in his honor; and he received the Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 1985. His other awards and honors are too numerous to list. He has lectured around the world and has written 144 publications. He was a Trustee of Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore; of The Soc. For Crippled Children & Adults; on Board of Governors, Am. College of Surgeons, etc.

At Yale Dr. Bordley belonged to Delta Kappa Epsilon and Elihu Club, at Johns Hopkins to the Pithotomy Club, and later to The Elkridge Club and Bachelors Cotillion, Baltimore. In 1930 Dr. Bordley married Ellen Bruce Fisher dau. Of Dr. Wm. Fisher of Baltimore. They have two daughters (see chart)



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