In late 1949, after his fourth jail term, this time for six months, Dr. Reaver and his wife, Millie, made the decision to relocate to St. Petersburg, Fla., to escape the aggressive and very personal harassment by Ohio authorities. In Florida he established a thriving
very quickly. His patients players who came south for
included many spring training.
professional In 1972 the
Reavers returned to Cincinnati, Ohio and Dr. successful practice up until just a few years ago was in practice for 71 years.
Reaver had a very when he retired. He
In 1997, Dr. Reaver was unanimously selected by the ICA Board of Directors for ICA’s highest honor, “Chiropractor of the Year.” In that same year, ICA’s Board amended ICA’s bylaws to establish an on-going Herbert Ross Reaver Lifetime Achievement Award, to be awarded annually from 1997 forward. Thus Dr. Reaver was doubly recognized in 1997 as Chiropractor of the Year and as the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award created in his name and in his honor.
Most recently, Dr. Reaver was honored by Life University with the dedication of a Chiropractic Memorial Bell Tower in November 1999 – a tribute to Dr. Reaver and all the chiropractic pioneers, more than 700 in all – who were arrested or jailed for their profession. The plaque reads in part, “Herbert Ross Reaver, recognized by his friends and the chiropractic profession as the ‘jailbird,” was arrested no less than thirteen times and imprisoned on four occasions for his defiance
of the law and his beliefs in the rights of the sick
doctor and recognition
the method of their of chiropractic in Ohio
choice. His as a separate
to get well with the struggle for legal and distinct healing one of the highest
prices a man can be asked to pay – the loss of personal Reaver’s steadfast adherence to the principle of freedom
freedom. of choice
willingness to pay the price required for his defiance marks leading champion of chiropractic and patients’ rights…”
Dr. Reaver is survived by his wife, Millie.
2000 (Dec 14): Dynamic Chiropractic [18(26)]:
“A moment of silence for Harold J. Kieffer, DC, FICC” (pp. 1, 9): Harold J. Kieffer, DC, FICC, a practitioner for 50 years, passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico on November 18, 2000. Dr. Kieffer was born in St. Paul Minnesota March 21, 1928. He was a graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic (1951), and served on its faculty for three years. Dr. Kieffer was a charter member of the ACA, serving for 17 years on the ACA Board of Governors. He was a delegate for nine years representing Minnesota, before moving to New Mexico to represent that state for eight years. He was also a member of the New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
“Chiropractic has who horses, and we have work horses,” observed ACA Governor James Edwards, DC (Kansas). “Dr. Kieffer has been a work horse who has pulled chiropractic’s plow for decades. This profession owes him a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.”
Dr. Kieffer is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Darlene; children, John, Jessica, Patricia, Robert, Jeffery, Michelle, and LeAnne; 16 grandchildren; and many friends. Another son, Harold Jr., preceded Dr. Kieffer’s death.
Dr. Kieffer was a parish council president for two years at Risen Savior Catholic Church. His memorial service was held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church on November 21, 2000.
2001 (Apr 9): Dynamic Chiropractic [19(8)] includes:
Frank M. Painter DC [7 South Waiola, La Grange IL 60525; 708-
482-0155; Frankp@chiro.org] authors “In Richard C. Schafer, DC, PhD, FICC” (pp. 1, 6):
The chiropractic profession lost one of its most prolific authors on February 21, when Richard C. Schafer, DC, PhD, FICC, aged 71, died at his Oklahoma cottage, following a long bout with cancer. A 1952 graduate of Lincoln Chiropractic College of Indiana, Dr. Schafer was the first DC to be published by a major medical publishing company (Williams and Wilkins), and was the author of 31 non-self- published books. His first-entry was a best seller on the management of sports and recreational injuries. The success of this book opened that market to chiropractic authors thereafter.
Following his graduation, he practiced in Kenmore, New York for seven years. During that period he served the profession as a director of the New York State Federation of Chiropractic, and as managing editor of the New York Journal of Chiropractic.
In 1960, he entered the publishing business, and was the owner of a publishing house in Texas. His publications and ventures into the management/consulting field and in leadership development drew the
American of director
of public affairs for the ACA in 1973.
During his stay at ACA, he developed the first editions of the association booklets Chiropractic State of the Art and the ACA Policies on Public Health and Related Matters. As director of public affairs from 1973 to 1979, he also helped to enhance public awareness of chiropractic with 20 new works, explaining chiropractic principles and ACA resolutions.
Between 1973 and 1993, most of his books were published by the ACA. He also published books for the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, NCMIC and the Motion Palpation Institute. He was a consultant for the World Book Encyclopedia, Who’s Who in Chiropractic, and the National Textbook Company. By 1993, the last year ACA reported sales to Dr. Schafer, he had generated an astounding $2,809,879 in gross profits for those publishers!
In 1974, the ACA Board of Directors honored him with the “Outstanding Service Recognition” award. He was also inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors (FICC). He was a founding member of the Association for the History of Chiropractic. In the 1980s, he also penned a series of articles for Dynamic Chiropractic, receiving the “Certificate of journalistic Appreciation” from them in 1988, and being honored by DC again 1989 with the “Special Journalist” award. He received the “Presidential” award from the ACA for outstanding contributions to the profession in 1992.
Dick was a second-generation chiropractor, following his father, Dr. John Schafer. He like to share stories of having seen B.J. Palmer while on campus. B.J. was quite taken by Dick’s father, because John was a blind chiropractic student!
Dr. Schafer is survived by four children (Scott Edward, Clark Kirby, Jill Darcy and Lynn Carol Miller) and two granddaughters. His mentorship and educational contributions to this profession will be long remembered.
I first met Dr. Schafer via e-mail in 1997, after requesting his
He graciously gave me copies of those
chapters to post on our site. In mid-1998, he asked me if I would be interested in maintaining his ACA Press website (www.acapress.com), then bequeathed me the copyrights to all his
published works. During those years, we exchanged many posts. admit I have never met a more humble or dedicated professional.