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Raymond John Cluen, M. D.


Posted By: Madison County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/10/2015 at 13:01:43

History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountains
1920, Charles Vogt

Raymond J. Cluen, M.D.

Dr. Raymond J. Cluen is a prominent physician and surgeon, being a member of the firm of Spring and Cluen, of Boise, Idaho. He has been in the active practice of medicine for twenty years, and for the last fifteen years of this period, he has divided his services between Parma, Canyon county, where he spent nine years, and the last six years in Boise, with the exception of from July, 1917, to January 25, 1919, during which period he served in the United States Navy as an X-ray specialist.

Dr.Cluen was born at Winterset, Madison county, Iowa, February 22, 1880, and is the only son of John Cluen, a railroad man, now living in Des Moines, Iowa. His mother, who was Sarah Thatcher before her marriage, died in 1913. There is one daughter, Mrs. Frances Lenard of Chicago.

Dr. Cluen finished his high school course at the early age of sixteen years and was president of this class. He later entered Drake University, at Des Moines, Iowa, from which institution he was graduated in 1900, being then 20 years old, and in that year he obtained the degree of M. D. from that university. He then served in the public hospitals of Des Moines and Philadelphia as an intern for two years. On starting a practice for himself, Dr. Cluen then selected Des Moines, where he followed his profession for some time. During the past 10 years he has been doing postgraduate work at Chicago and Rochester, Minnesota, specializing in X-ray practice, at which he has become an expert.

On October 2, 1902, Dr. Cluen married to Miss Neva Phyllis Leib, who was born at Pleasantville, Iowa February 9, 1883. They are the parents of one son, John Raymond, born on November 30, 1903. The doctor is a member of the Idaho State Medical Association; of the American Medical Association and the American Roentgenologist Society. He is a Knight Templar Mason and a Shriner, also belongs to the Elks, and is a life member of the Knights of Pythias. He is also a member of the American Legion, and his church affiliation is with the Methodists. His wife is a member of the Eastern Star, in the affairs which as well as in social and community matters, she takes an earnest and active interest.


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