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Dr. Richard L. Humphrey, Johns Hopkins oncologist, dies

Dr. Richard L. Humphrey, Johns Hopkins oncologist, dies

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...

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