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Walter Wallace Mclaren

Walter Wallace Mclaren, Canadian economist. Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences; member American Economics Association Asiatic Society Japan, Kappa Alpha. Prebyterian.


  • Mclaren, Walter Wallace was born on March 4, 1877 in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. Son of John and Emma (Beal) Mclaren.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, Queens U., Canada, 1899, Bachelor of Divinity, 1902. Doctor of Philosophy., Harvard, 1908. Doctor of Laws, Lawrence College, 1927, Queen’s University, Canada, 1948.


    • Pastor St. Andrew’s Church, Picton, Ontario, Canada, 1902-1905. Professor economics and politics, Keiogijuku, Tokyo, 1908-1914. Editor Transactions Asiatic Society of Japan, 1912-1914.

      Professor economics, 1914-1945, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Professor economics, Hamilton College, 1945-1946. Began teaching in Tokyo.

      Economist for Far Eastern countries in Department of State, Washington, 1920-1921. Secretary to American delegation and chief International Secretariat at Washington Conference on Electrical Communications, 1920. Executive secretary Institute of Politics, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

      Chairman of the executive committee Conference on Canadian-American Affairs, 1935.


    • Author: Political History of Japan, 1916. Present Day Japanese Government, 1919. Editor: Japanese Government Documents (Asiatic Society), 1914.

      Proceedings of Conference on Canadian-American Affairs, 1936, 38, 40.


    Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Member American Economics Association Asiatic Society Japan, Kappa Alpha. Prebyterian.


    • Married Zaidee Rogers, 1910. Children: Walter Rogers, Zaidee, Mary Catherine.
    • father: John Mclaren
    • mother: Emma (Beal) Mclaren
    • spouse: Zaidee Rogers
    • children: Walter Rogers Mclaren
    • Zaidee Mclaren
    • Mary Catherine Mclaren
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    Born March 4, 1877