John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr

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The Lord Boyd-Orr
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BornJohn Boyd Orr
23 September 1880(1880-09-23)
Kilmaurs, East Ayrshire
Died25 Juin 1971(1971-06-25) (aged 90)
Edzell, Angus
CitizenshipUnitit Kinrick
Alma materVarsity o Glesga
Kent forwartime nutreetion
AwairdsBellahouston Gold Medal
Nobel Peace Prize
Fellae o the Ryal Society[1]
Scientific career
InstitutionsVarsity o Glesga
Rowett Research Institute
Fuid an Agricultur Organisation
Doctoral advisorE.P. Cathcart[citation needit]
InfluencesE.P. Cathcart
Diarmid Noel Paton
Samuel Gemmill

John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr CH, DSO, MC, FRS[1] (23 September 1880 – 25 Juin 1971), kent as Sir John Boyd Orr frae 1935 tae 1949, wis a Scots teacher, doctor, biologist an politeecian wha received the Nobel Peace Prize for his scienteefic resairch intae nutreetion an his wirk as the first Director-General o the Unitit Naitions Fuid an Agriculture Organisation (FAO). He wis the co-foonder an the first Preses (1960–1971) o the Warld Academy o Airt an Science (WAAS).[2][3][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Kay, H. D. (1972). "John Boyd Orr. Baron Boyd Orr of Brechin Mearns 1880–1971". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 18: 43–81. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1972.0004. PMID 11615751.
  2. Cuthbertson, D. P. (2007). "Lord Boyd Orr (23 September 1880 to 25 June 1971)". British Journal of Nutrition. 27 (1): 1–5. doi:10.1079/BJN19720063. PMID 4550999.
  3. "Orr, John Boyd". The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/31519.
  4. Portraits o John Boyd Orr at the National Portrait Gallery, Lunnon