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Robert Baird McClure

Robert Baird McClure

Canadian physician
Robert Baird McClure
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Canadian physician
Was Physician
From Canada
Type Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 23 November 1900
Death 10 November 1991 (aged 91 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Robert Baird McClure FRCS (Edin.) FICS CC (November 23, 1900 – November 10, 1991) was a Canadian physician, medical missionary, and was elected Moderator of the United Church of Canada by the 23rd General Council in Kingston, Ontario in 1968. He was the first lay person to be elected to this position.

Early life

Born in Portland, Oregon, the son of a medical missionary, he spent the first fifteen years of his life in China.

He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Medicine in 1922. In 1923, he was appointed a medical missionary to Henan, China and served until 1948. He was the only medical missionary in India and China who was able to provide radium treatment for cancer. He was also on the staff of the Church Missionary Society Hospital at Gaza, Palestine.

Medical career

Church Involvement

He was Moderator of the United Church of Canada 1968–1971 and in 1971 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.

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