John Maynard Woodworth

American physician and Supervising-Surgeon General (1837-1879)

John Maynard Woodworth (August 15, 1837 – March 14, 1879) was an American physician. He served as the first Supervising-Surgeon General of the United States under U.S. president Ulysses S. Grant from 1871 to 1879.[1]

John Maynard Woodworth
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1st Surgeon General of the United States
In office
29 March 1871 – 14 March 1879
Preceded byPosition created
Succeeded byJohn B. Hamilton
Personal details
Born(1837-08-15)August 15, 1837
Big Flats, New York, USA
DiedMarch 14, 1879(1879-03-14) (aged 41)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican


  1. Office of Public Health and Science, (4 January 2007). "Office of the Surgeon General: John Maynard Woodworth (1871-1879)". U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Archived from the original on 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2008-01-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)