Paul Lowinger
was born in Chicago in 1923. He married in 1948 and has three children, Leslie, Wendy and Larry and two grandchildren, Claire and Julian.

He served in the Army during World War II. He received a B.S. in 1945 from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and the M.D. from the State University of Iowa in 1949. Internship was at the Marine Hospital, Staten Island, N.Y. and he did three years of psychiatric residency at the Psychopathic Hospital of the University of Iowa w here he received an M.S. in psychiatric research.He was a graduate assistant in European Literature and Thought at the University while he was a resident. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1956.

After the completion of his residency, he served two years in the U.S. Public Health Service as Deputy Chief of the Psychiatric Service of the USPHS Hospital in New Orleans where he was also an instructor at the Tulane University Medical School.

He went to the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit in 1955 in the Department of Psychiatry where he began the Outpatient Service of the new Lafayette Clinic. He taught psychiatry as an Associate Professor and he began a program in Bioethics in the medical school. He lectured at the Michigan state mental hospitals. He started the Psychiatric Service at Detroit Memorial Hospital and directed a post-graduate education for practicing physicians. He planned drug abuse programs for the Michigan Department of Mental Health and in 1970, he began medical services including methadone maintenance at the Detroit Model Neighborhood Drug Abuse Program. He was a consultant for several hospitals, clinics and Federal agencies.

He moved to California in 1974 where he was a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Community Medicine at the University of California in San Francisco and a Lecturer at the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley.
He was Medical Administrator for the PrisonersŐ Health Project in the jails of San Francisco, then directed psychiatric residency training at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, worked in community mental health in Richmond and later was Medical Director of the Institute of Labor and Mental Health, Oakland. He organized the psychiatric service of Contra Costa County Hospital (Merrithew) in Martinez. He consulted on occupational health at San Francisco General Hospital and with Federal and state agencies.

He has done private practice including forensic psychiatry. He participated in medical and psychiatric organizations, served on the editorial boards of professional journals and was a National Chairman of the Medical Committee for Human Rights with whom he made the Selma to Montgomery March. He wrote a book on mental health in China and 192 professional papers including 78 research reports.

He retired in 1992 and has done a book on the psychohistory of Hillary and Bill Clinton, short stories, book reviews and travel pieces. He is currently writing and doing sculpture and painting.