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Robert Thorburn Clarke

Robert Thorburn Clarke, Canadian, American medical center executive.


  • Clarke, Robert Thorburn was born on May 9, 1945 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Came to the United States, 1946. Son of Edwin Cameron and Agnes Currie (Thorburn) Clarke.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Geneva College, 1967. Master of Health Administration, University Michigan, 1969.


    • Assistant director Community Hospital Indiana, Indianapolis, 1969-1972, associate director, 1972-1975, vice president professional services, 1975-1976, senior vice president, 1977-1980, executive vice president, chief operating officer, 1980-1983. President, chief executive officer Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Illinois, since 1983.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Board directors Volunteer Hospital American, 1985-1987. Board directors VHA Great Rivers. Campaign chairman United Way Sangamon County, 1984-1989, Kids at Heart, Springfield, 1984-1986, Springfield Center Area Development Association, 1984-1988.

    Board directors, president electrical Association Community Cancer Centers. Fellow American College Healthcare Executives. Member Illinois Hospital Association (board directors since 1989).


    • Married Carolyn Elizabeth Copeland, May 11, 1966 (divorced 1973). 1 child, Shawn Margaret. Married Phoebe Jane Moseman, August 11, 1973.

      Children: Margo Suzanne, Lindsay Moseman.
    • father: Edwin Cameron Clarke
    • mother: Agnes Currie (Thorburn) Clarke
    • spouses: Carolyn Elizabeth Copeland
    • Phoebe Jane Moseman
    • children: Shawn Margaret Clarke
    • Margo Suzanne Clarke
    • Lindsay Moseman Clarke
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    Born March 9, 1945
    (age 72)