Henry J. Kaiser – dashing lifesaver

posted on August 21, 2013
Article on HJK saving Ale, Garfield, and Cutting from capsized s
“Kaiser saves bride from Lake Tahoe” United Press story July 3, 1951.

by Lincoln Cushing, Heritage writer

Henry J. Kaiser was an industrialist, health plan founder…and lifesaver.

On July 3, 1951, at 69 years of age, Henry J. Kaiser sped off in a speedboat to rescue his wife Alyce “Ale” Kaiser and founding Permanente physicians Dr. Sidney Garfield and Dr. Cecil Cutting when their catamaran capsized in the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe.

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