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Robert McNair Wilson

Robert McNair Wilson

Scottish physician, historian and crime writer
Robert McNair Wilson
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Scottish physician, historian and crime writer
A.K.A. Anthony Wynne
Was Physician Writer
From United Kingdom
Type Healthcare Literature
Gender male
Birth 1882, Glasgow, Glasgow City Council, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death 1963 (aged 81 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Captain Robert McNair Wilson MB, ChB (22 May 1882 – 29 November 1963), was a British surgeon, writer and journalist and Liberal Party politician.


Wilson was the son of William Wilson and Helen Turner. He was educated at Glasgow Academy and Glasgow University. He married Winifred Paynter. They had three sons. He then married Doris May Fischel. They had two sons.

Professional career

Wilson was House Surgeon Glasgow Western Infirmary. He was Medical Correspondent of the Times from 1914–1942. He also wrote detective stories under pseudonym of Anthony Wynne.

Political career

Wilson was Liberal candidate for the Saffron Walden division of Essex at the 1922 General Election. At this election the Liberal Party was split between followers of H. H. Asquith and followers of David Lloyd George. Wilson was a follower of Asquith, but in Saffron Waldon, he was competing with a follower of Lloyd George and as a result finished fourth. By the time of the next election in 1923, the Liberals were united and he was the only Liberal standing in Saffron Walden. He increased the Liberal vote share but only finished third. He did not stand for parliament again.

Electoral record

General Election 1922 : Saffron Walden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Foot Mitchell 9,844 43.6
Labour William Cash 6,797 30.1
National Liberal W D Harbinson 3,097 13.7
Liberal Robert McNair Wilson 2,853 12.6
Majority 3,047 13.5
Turnout 71.1
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1923: Saffron Walden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Foot Mitchell 9,652 44.3 +0.7
Labour William Cash 6,398 29.3 -0.8
Liberal Robert McNair Wilson 5,752 26.4 +13.8
Majority 3,254 15.0 +1.5
Turnout 67.7 -3.4
Unionist hold Swing -0.7
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