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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.


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.

John Mclaren

Emma (Beal) Mclaren

Zaidee Rogers

Walter Rogers Mclaren

Zaidee Mclaren

Mary Catherine Mclaren