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Dr. Marshall Glen

Mary Ann Hammann, the daughter of Dr. Marshall Glen who is featured in The Big Yellow House on West Congress Street, graciously provided the ePress with additional information on her father. Below you will find her comments:

After an outstanding athletic career at West Virginia University, Elkins native Dr. Marshall Glenn, known better as “Little Sleepy,” returned to Morgantown as both the head football coach (1937-1939) and the head basketball coach (1934-1938). On New Year’s Day in El Paso, Texas, his Mountaineer football team beat heavily favored Texas Tech 7 – 6 in the 1938 Sun Bowl.

Following completion of the two year medical program at West Virginia University, Dr. Glenn enrolled in Rush Medical School at the University of Chicago where he graduated in 1939. He then went to Harper Hospital in Detroit, Michigan for his surgical residency.

In 1942 Dr. Glenn enlisted in the Navy Medical Corps and was commissioned a Lieutenant Junior Grade. He served at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Iowa Pre-Flight at Iowa City, and the El Centro Marine Base in California. He was assigned to the 1stMarine Division as a flight surgeon and served during the invasion of Peleliu Island. He remained as a Navy Flight Surgeon in the Marines until war’s end.

Dr. Glenn bought Dr. Abner Albin’s medical practice in 1939 and moved his family to Charles Town. The Glenn family lived in the house next to the hospital where Dr. Glenn also had his office. Eventually Dr. Glenn purchased a farm near Charles Town where in 1961 he developed a community golf course.