is so! He was one of chiropractic’s great. But, those who knew him intimately know that a great man has left us. Dr. Budden would have been an imposing figure in any field in which he chose to labor.
His intellectual powers, his incisive thinking, his keen wit and brilliant clarity of expression marked him as a leader of men.
He was a vigorous and indomitable fighter for truth as he saw it, for freedom of the individual, and, above all, for intellectual integrity.
He hated cant and hypocrisy. He despised the shallow mind. In
the battle against these he asked no quarter and gave none.
incomprehensible. We shall miss him sorely. suffered an irreparable loss.
The chiropractic profession has
Yet he has left us much of himself. Hundreds of chiropractors, unto the second generation, have sat at his feet and to them he has passed on something of his profound scholarship and his undaunted spirit.
A distinguished teacher, Dr. Budden has left his indelible mark on our profession. He was architect and builder; he conceived and then helped fashion our future. We are today, in great measure, what he envisioned we should be.
These are the gifts he left us; these our inheritance to pass on. There was still another side to Dr. Budden’s character revealed only to a few intimates. Widely red, a lover of music and the fine arts, he was discriminating, yet simple, in his tastes. Genteel and refined, he had something of old-world courtliness in his manners.
A devoted husband and affectionate companion to his wife Kathryn, he was also a loyal friend and a good man to have with one in a fight.
Dr. Budden was born a gentleman, and lived and died by that high code.
We shall not forget him!
Ralph A. Hill, D.C., presidentof the Portland district of the Oregaon Association of Chiropractic Physicians, authors obit for Budden, “Tributes to a pioneer: highlights in the life of a
great leader” (p. 54, 56)
Clarence W. Weiant, D.C., Ph.D
. authors “A great leader
passes on” (p. 56, 58)
“Dr. Budden, chiropractic leader, dies” (p. 58):
Funeral services for Dr. W.A. Budden, 69, a leader in the chiropractic profession, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the A.J. Rose Funeral home. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery.
Dr. Budden collapsed at his residence in Garden Home, Sunday, and died upon arrival at a local hospital. He had been in failing health since an automobile accident in June, near Libby, Mont.
Dr. Budden was born September 17, 1884, in England, and moved to Canada in 1903. He moved to great Falls, Mont., in 1917. In 1924 he received his chiropractic degree at the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago. He was dean of the school from 1924 until 1929 when he came to Portland to become president of the Pacific Chiropractic College. The school was reorganized in 1934 and became the Western States College of Chiropractic and Naturopathy, which he headed until his death.
Dr. Budden was noted for his work as chairman of the Council on
Education of the National Chiropractic Association
in raising the headed several
national committees of the Oregon Association
the association. He was a of Chiropractic Physicians.
Surviving are his wife, Kathryn; brothers, Dr. Leonard Budden, Hamilton, Mont., and Edward G. Budden, Winnipeg, Canada, and a
sister, Mrs. H.R. T. Foreman, Great Falls. – Oregon Journal, Tues., August 3, 1954.
1954 (Sept): CaCAJournal [11(2)] includes:
obit (p. 19):
Word was received at Association headquarters of the death of Dr. James C. Earll, Costa Mesa, several weeks ago. Dr. Earll was a graduate of Ratledge College, 1912, and was one of the three founders of the original CCA.
1954 (Oct): JNCA [24(10)] includes:
“News flashes: Hawaii” (p. 44): PIONEER CHIROPRACTOR DIES Dr. Frank C. Mighton, of Vista, California, died of a coronary occlusion on the morning of August 17, 1954, at the Palomar Hospital in Escandido, California. Dr. Mighton was the first chiropractor to practice in the Territory of Hawaii and held license No. one under the present practice act. The date of issue of his license was April 16, 1919. Dr. Mighton was instrumental in writing and phrasing the present chiropractic act which has been amended but little since it became law in 1919. Hawaii was among the first to receive legal recognition and all of the present chiropractors are proud of Frank Mighton for the part he played in making this possible. Dr. Mighton was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on December 31, 1884. Later, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He graduated from the Pacific Chiropractic College in 1915, and practiced in Honolulu until 1947. He went into semi- retirement in Vista, California, where he was residing at the time of his death. He is survived by his widow, Leona Mighton, a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Smith, and a son, Robert Mighton. – Submitted by R.J. Parker, D.C., secretary, Chiropractic Association of Hawaii.
1954 (Fall): CMCC Quarterly [4(3)] includes:
A.E. Homewood DC, ND authors obits for Fred L. Wallace DC of Nova Scotia and W.A. Budden DC, ND, president of Western States Chiropractic College in Portland OR (pp. 25-
Dr. W.A. Budden of Portland, Oregon, passed away August 1st at the age of 69 years, following a sudden collapse at his home. He was born in England and moved to Canada in 1903 but in 1917 he immigrated to Great Falls, Montana. He graduated from the National College of Chiropractic, Chicago, in 1924 to assume the position of Dean and continue with that College until 1929. In that year he became President of the Pacific Chiropractic College, which was reorganized in 1934 and renamed the Western States College of Chiropractic and Naturopathy. Until the time of his death he held the position of Director of the institution.
The writer had the privilege of being a student under the able teaching of Dr. Budden, and later to have served with him on the Council on Education of the N.C.A.
Dr. Budden was ever a pioneer in Chiropractic education and the fight for higher standards of entrance and scholastic attainment. Himself a great and outstanding student, he could not tolerate ignorance in any form and had little sympathy with those who would not make the effort to obtain an increasing fund of knowledge. His vast knowledge of legal and legislative matter made him a tower of strength to any Chiropractic organization seeking his services in a legislative battle, and his wisdom made him a commanding figure in a court of law or on the floor of a legislative assembly. What Dr. Budden lacked in physical stature was more than compensated for by