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Lauren W. Blagg Obituary
Blagg, Lauren W. CARLSBAD -- Lauren W. Blagg passed away on November 23, 2013, in Carlsbad California. He was born on April 24, 1928, in Seattle, Washington. The only son of Lyle and Mary Blagg and was the great- great-great-nephew of Meriwether Lewis. Lauren was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Barbara, in 2008 and stepson, William Winsor, in 1982. He is survived by his son Brian Blagg, daughter- in-law Cathy Blagg, grandsons Nicholas and Matthew Blagg, Paul and Tom Winsor. Lauren served in the United States Army and was stationed in France. He graduated from Central Washington State College in 1952 with two Bachelor degrees. One degree in Economics & Mathematics and one degree in Education. Lauren received his Masters in Finance, Management and Accounting at the University of Washington in 1957 and was a recipient of the Boeing Graduate Scholarship. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration in 1976 from the University of Utah. Lauren was a CPA from 1957 to 2012. He scored the highest score on the State of Washington CPA exam in 1957. Lauren taught finance and hospital management through several universities and colleges in the Masters and Bachelor programs during his lifetime. He was a member of Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Fraternity. Lauren was a lifetime member of the American Institute of CPA's and lifetime member of the Washington Society of CPA's. Lauren worked as a CPA for Arthur Andersen in Seattle, Washington. He traveled and worked overseas from 1960-1969 for the Tumpane Company, living primarily in Ankara Turkey and Athens Greece. Lauren was the Associate Dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Utah from 1970 to 1976. He began working at Scripps Memorial Hospital in 1976 and eventually retired in 1993 as CEO and President of Scripps Memorial Hospitals. Lauren was instrumental in the expansion of Scripps from one hospital in La Jolla to the current network of hospitals. After he retired from Scripps Memorial Hospitals he worked as a consultant with several public and private hospital organizations, including the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong.
Published in U-T San Diego on Dec. 8, 2013
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