Born: 1907

Died: February 13, 1996

Married: Winifred Monroe

Dr. James Monroe was the Director of the Ray Brook Sanatorium from 1960 to 1965 when he was appointed director of the Homer Folks TB Hospital in Oneonta.  He had been appointed assistant director at Ray Brook in 1933.

Ogdensburg Journal, July 25, 1965

Two Directors Appointed To State TB Hospitals

Albany — The appointment of directors of two State tuberculosis hospitals has been announced by Dr. Hollis S. Ingraham, State Health Commissioner.

Dr. James Monroe, who has been director of Ray Brook State TB Hospital since 1960, will be director of Homer Folks TB Hospital in Oneonta, at a salary of $21,090. His successor will be Dr. F. Clark White, who has been assistant director at Ray Brook since 1960. Dr. White's salary will be $19,668. Dr. Monroe will succeed Dr. Frederick Beck, who is retiring after six years as director at Homer Folks and 30 years with the State Health Department. Dr. Monroe became assistant director at Ray Brook in 1933.

Before that he was with the West Virginia State Health Department, Union Hospital in Clarksburg, W. Va., Johns Hopkins Hospital, Hopemont, W.Va. Sanatorium and Trudeau Sanatorium.

He is a graduate of West Virginia Business College, West Virginia University, and Johns Hopkins Medical School. He has been president of the Saranac Lake and Essex County Medical Societies and the Eastern Section of the American Thoracic Society; and secretary-treasurer of the Eastern Section, American Trudeau Society. He is a diplomate of the Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians...

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 28, 1996

James Monroe

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. - Dr. James Monroe, former director of the Ray Brook State Tuberculosis Hospital, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1996 at the Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C. He is survived by his wife, Winifred.

Born in 1907 in Clarksburg, W.Va., Dr. Monroe attended West Virginia University and Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Md. where he graduated in 1934. He devoted much of his professional life to the medical battle against tuberculosis, and had been a staff physician at the Trudeau Sanatorium.

He was a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine with added specialty in respiratory diseases; a Fellow of the American College of Physicians; president of the Eastern Section of the American Thoracic Society, and president of the county and local medical societies in the Saranac Lake area.

Dr. Monroe's professional life was spent working in the field of respiratory diseases, and he served as director of the last two tuberculosis hospitals operated by New York state and helped to close each one after tuberculosis drugs became available.

He was a Rotarian, and, along with his wife, a member of the Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake.