DR. CHARLES DEWITT MULLER JR.
Physician who delivered nearly 8,000 babies dies
By Sun Staff Dr. Charles DeWitt Muller Jr.
, who delivered many of Kitsap County's baby boomers, died of cancer Oct. 15, 2002, at Harrison Hospital
was 83. Dr. Muller
practiced in Bremerton
for more than 25 years and delivered nearly 8,000 babies.
The New Orleans native arrived in Kitsap County in 1946, starting a general practice with Dr. Elmer Porter in Port Orchard. He
and Dr. Ernest Rownd opened a Bremerton office at Burwell Street near Callow Avenue in 1947, then built the new, modern Bremerton Clinic on Adele Street in 1952.
...Dr. Muller retired as an obstetrician and gynecologist in 1976 to become medical director for Blue Cross of Washington and Alaska.He
served in that post until 1985. Dr. Muller held several state and local positions in medical groups, including vice president of Washington State Physicians Service, membership in the American College of Surgeons, Kitsap County's first member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, president of the Kitsap County Medical Society and president of the the Washington State Medical Association. He
was born March 9, 1919, in New Orleans to Charles DeWitt Muller Sr. and Inez (Jensen) Muller. He displayed a combination of intelligence and affinity for hard work from an early age, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout as a 14-year-old and graduating from Alice Fortier High School in New Orleans in 1935 at the age of 16. He
way through Louisiana State University undergraduate and medical schools, graduating in 1942.He
On the night before graduation, he
eloped with Esther L. Cornwell, a second-year nursing student at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Between college and Muller's arrival in Kitsap County, he served in the U.S. Public Health Service, achieving the rank of captain.