Posted on Sep 29, 2000

Philanthropist and former Schenectady County Health Commissioner Dr. Anne E.
Dyson died Sept. 21 in Millbrook, N.Y., as the result of breast cancer. She was

Born in White Plains, she was educated at New York University and received
her medical degree from New York Medical College in 1977. She moved to
Schenectady in September 1990, when her former husband, Roger H. Hull, assumed
the presidency of Union College. She served on the pediatrics staff at Ellis
Hospital in Schenectady and was medical director of the county public health
department before becoming commissioner of the public health services agency in

Since 1979, she served as president and director of the Dyson Foundation, a
family philanthropy established in 1957 by her parents, Margaret and Charles
Dyson. The foundation focused on improving the life opportunities of young
children across the country. She was chairwoman of the board of directors of the
Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, Paul Newman's camp for children who have cancer
and life-threatening blood disorders. She also served on the boards of the Joan
and Sanford J. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of
Cornell University, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and the Dyson-Kissner-Moran
Corp., an international multi-industry holding company founded by her father in

Survivors include her husband, Michael S. Kramer, managing editor of the New
York Daily News; two sons, Roberto and Mac Hull; a stepson, Ben Kramer,
of Millbrook; and three brothers, Robert, John, and Peter Dyson.