Fonds F3339 - Robert Baird McClure fonds

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Robert Baird McClure fonds

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CA ON00340 F3339

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  • [ca. 1923-1976], predominant 1968-1971 (Creation)
    McClure, Robert Baird, 1900-1991

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11 cm of textual records

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Robert Baird McClure (1900-1991) was a medical missionary overseas and the first lay Moderator of the United Church. He was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of Dr. William McClure, a Presbyterian medical missionary to China. Bob McClure graduated in medicine from the University of Toronto in 1922. He married Amy Hislop in 1926 and returned to China, where he served as a missionary until 1948. He also served in Gaza, Palestine and Ratlam, India, before he was elected Moderator of The United Church of Canada in 1968. After his term as Moderator, McClure continued to work in Sarawak, Malaysia, Peru, in the West Indies and in Zaire. In 1971, McClure was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.

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This material forms part of the General Council program of the United Church of Canada Archive.

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Fonds consists of awards, scrapbook, programmes, loose newspaper clippings, correspondence to his family, operation records, and photographs primarily pertaining to his role as Moderator 1923-1972. Two letters to Vera Mitchell regarding his work in St. Vincent, 1976 (96.033C/TR). Unorganized.

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  • English

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