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Paul Fejos Portrait
Portrait of Paul Fejos by Robert Fuchs

The original Director of Research of the Viking Fund, and President of the Wenner-Gren Foundation.

Dr. Paul Fejos was born January 24, 1897 to Desire and Aurore Novelly Fejos in Budapest, Hungary.  In 1921 he received an M.D. from the Royal Hungarian Medical University of Budapest.  Arrived the the US in 1922, he became a naturalized citizen in 1930.  In 1958 he married Lita Binns Fejos.  He died April 23, 1963, in New York City.

A "Eulogy for Paul Fejos," written