Martin, also known as “Boots” or “JM,” died July 20, 2021. 

The brother of Walter Myers 1925 and John Myers ’27, he was born in Mercersburg, Pa., and came to us from Mercersburg Academy. He majored in chemistry, graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and was a member of the Memorial Fund and the Photography Club.

After Princeton, Martin earned a medical degree in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, followed by service in the Army Medical Corps. In 1951 he joined the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital and became medical director/psychiatrist in chief. He retired as professor emeritus of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1985. He was a pioneer in proving the value of lithium as a treatment for bipolar disorders and was a leader of a long list of professional organizations.

Martin was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Marjorie, and is survived by daughters Carol and Susan and two grandchildren. 

Undergraduate Class of 1940