Charles A. Mangham, Sr., MD

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Charles Adley Mangham, Sr., MD, died peacefully in Seattle on August 17, 2018 at the age of 99.

Charles was born January 17, 1919 in San Antonio, Texas, to Arthur and Emma Mangham. He attended the University of Virginia for undergraduate and medical school and completed an internship at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, where he met his wife, Aileen. Charles served as a flight surgeon in WWII and witnessed firsthand the horrors of war. A desire to relieve his fellow servicemen’s mental anguish spurred Charles to change course in his medical career and pursue psychiatry. Later, he developed a keen interest in psychoanalysis and took a year-long sabbatical in London to study under Anna Freud, daughter of Sigmund Freud. Charles spent the majority of his career as a child psychoanalyst in Seattle, retiring at age 90.

He is preceded in death by his mother, father, and sister (Louise). He is survived by his wife (Aileen), his three children (Charles, Deborah, Joel), and his six grandchildren (Betsy, Lucy, Hannah, Davis, Andy, and Joey).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edith Buxbaum Foundation, a psychoanalytic fund for children (4033 East Madison St., Seattle, WA 98104).