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George Peel Gilmour

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George Peel Gilmour, Canadian university president. Member of Executive Committee National Conference Canada U’s., president 1951-1952; Fellow Royal Society Canada.


Gilmour, George Peel was born on March 14, 1900 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Son of Joseph Leeming and Georgina (Burnham) Gilmour.


Bachelor of Arts, McMaster U., Toronto, Ontario, 1921, Bachelor of Theology, 1923, Bachelor of Divinity, 1929. A.M., Yale, 1929; student University of Oxford, 1924-1925. Doctor of Civil Law, Acadia U., 1949.

Doctor of Divinity, Victoria U., Toronto, 1942, St. Andrew’s U., Scotland, 1953. Doctor of Laws, Queens U., 1951, Laval U., 1952, McGill University, 1956. Doctor of Literature, McMaster, 1957.


Pastor, Olivet Baptist Church, Montreal, 1923-1924, Danforth Avenue Baptist Church, Toronto, 1925-1928. Lecturer church history McMaster U., 1929-1930, assistant professor, 1930-1934, associate professor, 1934-1938, professor, 1938-1941, chancellor (chief Executive officer) 1941-1950, president, vice chancellor, since 1950, also principal U. College Chairman, Baptist Publs. Committee Canada, 1937-1960.

Chairman Royal Botanical Gardens, Inc., Hamilton, Ontario. President Canada Council Churches 1946-1948.


  • Author: The Bible and The Christian Religion, 1936. A Handbook of the Gospels, 1944, review 1956, 58. The University and its Neighbors, 1954.

    The Memoirs Called Gospels, 1959. Editor: Hymnary For Use In Baptist Churches, 1936. Canada’s Tomorrow, 1954.


Member of Executive Committee National Conference Canada U’s., president 1951-1952. Fellow Royal Society Canada. Clubs: Men’s Canadian of Hamilton, (president 1952-1953), Hamilton (Ontario).


Married Dorothy E. Hodge, February 5, 1927. Children: Margaret Anne, Dorothy Gwendolyn.

Joseph Leeming Gilmour

Georgina (Burnham) Gilmour

Dorothy E. Hodge

Margaret Anne Gilmour

Dorothy Gwendolyn Gilmour