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CodeNA8695
Dates1913-1998
Person NameMcIntyre; Robert Douglas (1913-1998); physician, politician
SurnameMcIntyre
ForenamesRobert Douglas
Epithetphysician, politician
ActivityDr Robert Douglas McIntyre, MB, ChB, DPH, DUniv, JP (1913-1998), was a physician and leader of the Scottish National Party. His father was the Rev John Ebenezer McIntyre (1874-1961), successively minister of Hightae and Dalton, Motherwell, Manse Road, and St Mary’s, Edinburgh, United Free churches, and later of Barony and St James Place Church of Scotland, Edinburgh. Dr McIntyre was Scottish National Party MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, 1945, Chairman of the SNP, 1948-1956, and President, 1958-1980. He contested Motherwell, Perth and East Perthshire, West Stirlingshire, Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth, and Mid-Scotland and Fife [European Parliament election] for the SNP between 1950 and 1979, and was Provost of Stirling, 1967-1975, and a Consultant Chest Physician in Stirling and Clackmannan, 1951-1979, following earlier service as a Medical Officer of Health.
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