Arthur Lee Haisten, dean emeritus of the College of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, died Monday. He was 90.
Born Aug. 9, 1922, in Charleston, he was the son of Lee E. Haisten and Mary Blue Haisten. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston, graduated from the Emory University School of Dentistry, received his degree in periodontology from Ohio State University and his master’s from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Haisten was an Army veteran of World War II and served as a captain in the Air Force Medical Corps in the Korean War.
Haisten began with MUSC in 1971 and was elected unanimously as dean in 1975. He was a past president of the Board of Dental Examiners of S.C. and the Alumni Association of the College of Charleston. In 1977, he was honored as Alumnus of the Year by the C of C Alumni Association.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Lacy Haisten, and nephew, James E. Haisten.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Charleston.
Arrangements are being handled by Stuhr’s Downtown Chapel of Charleston.