Dr. William Jennings Landis | Lincoln obituaries

Dr. William Jennings Landis

April 27, 1944 – June 17, 2020

Dr. William Jennings Landis, a lifelong physician at the Grand Island Clinic, died Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Bill was born April 27th, 1944, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of Frank E. and Ruth Mary Jennings Landis. As a youngster, Bill played the clarinet and tennis, was president of the Science Club at Lincoln Southeast High and graduated in the top 3{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of his class with a Regents’ Scholarship to UNL. His undergraduate degree in philosophy and pre-med was awarded in 1965.

He pursued his schooling as a student at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. In the summer he took classes on electrical engineering at the UNL College of Engineering. The day of his graduation, he was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine, a Masters in Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Biophysics and Physiology. Bill married Margaret Ann Condon on June 1, 1970. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in July of 1973. As part of his residency, he did preceptorships in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York City, in Atlanta, Georgia, and in rural Alaska.

Bill began his practice at the Grand Island Clinic in 1973 and retired forty-seven years later. Bill loved being a doctor, enjoyed the puzzle-solving aspect of internal medicine but did not like insurance companies or the government looking over his shoulder and second-guessing his doctoring.

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