Frank Lamar Christian
|Warden of Elmira Correctional Facility|
|Acting Warden of Auburn Prison|
|Appointed by||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Born||February 23, 1876|
|Died||November 20, 1955 (aged 79)|
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
He was born on February 23, 1876 in Waterloo, New York. He had a short career in baseball for one of the Rochester teams.
He attended Waterloo Academy, then Cornell University. He received his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1899. He became the ambulance physician at Bellevue Hospital. He took a job at Eastern District Reformatory and in 1901 he was appointed as the medical superintendent of the Elmira Correctional Facility.
He was appointed as the warden of Elmira in 1917.
He retired after being stabbed in his car by two prisoners attempting an escape in 1939.
- "Dr. Frank Christian, A Criminologist, 79". New York Times. October 20, 1955. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
- "To Go To Elmira Reformatory. Dr. F.L. Christian Has Been Appointed Medical Superintendent". New York Times. June 20, 1901. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
- Associated Press (December 14, 1929). "Warden Ordered To Take Charge of Auburn". Greeley Daily Tribune. Retrieved 2014-09-01 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Christian Takes Control At Auburn. New Acting Warden Consults With Kieb and Starts Study of Situation". New York Times. December 15, 1929. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
- "Rule At Auburn Shifted, Dr. Christian Is In Charge. Governor Speeds Inquiry". New York Times. December 15, 1929. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
- "Elmira". Retrieved 2013-11-27.
- "Dr. Christian, Longtime Head of Reformatory, Dies". The Evening Times. October 20, 1955. Retrieved 2013-11-27.