Dr. Richard Lord Humphrey, a Johns Hopkins physician and pioneering cancer researcher who studied protein disorders and bone marrow cancer, died March 26 at his Lutherville home after a series of strokes. He was 83.
Born in Detroit and raised in Marshall, Mich., he was the son of Dr. Archie Edward Humphrey, a general practitioner, and his wife, Liela Agnes Lord.
He was a Marshall High School graduate and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Albion College.
While in college, he married a classmate, Lauralee Thomas. They were both summa cum laude Albion graduates.
He received his medical schooling at the University of Michigan, where he was class valedictorian. He...