Pat McGeer, Well-Known Social Credit kingmaker, dies at 95
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Patrick Lucy “Pat” McGeer aka Pat McGeer was a Canadian physician, professor and medical researcher. He was a leading author of the inflammatory hypothesis of disease. Previously, he was a basketball player who participated in the 1948 Summer Olympics.
He was also a politician and was a member of the British Columbia Cabinet from 1978 to 1986. Most British Columbians will remember him as a politician.
Pat McGeer, basketball star, politician and scientist, has died at the age of 95.
Pat McGeer, former basketball player, neuroscientist and cabinet minister, died on August 29, 2022 at the age of 95. He died Monday at his Point Gray home. The cause of his death is yet to be announced. His family said that this situation should be dealt with privately.
His family and relatives are saddened to hear this news. He was the brightest person to enter politics.
Pat McGeer Birth and Early Life
Pat McGeer was born on June 29, 1927 in Vancouver, Canada. The McGeer family has lived in Vancouver since the 1880s when Irish immigrant James McGeer settled in Mount Pleasant. Not much is known about Pat’s family.
According to sources, he was from a political background. Several members of his family, including his grandfather and uncle, were prominent politicians in Canada.
Who is Pat McGeer’s wife?
Edith McGeer is Pat’s wife who is a Canadian neuroscientist and co-founder of Orin Biotech. She is also a renowned researcher at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. Both McGier families have authored over 760 scientific publications and were awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Science Council of British Columbia in 1995.
Professional career of Pat McGeer
In August 2012, McGuire and his wife, Edith, founded Orin Biotech Inc., which has a product called aurintric carboxylic acid (ATA) complex that inhibits the activation of the complement system. ORIN was established to explore the efficacy of using ATA and related compounds in the treatment of these diseases.
He was a professional basketball player in his early years. He was on the UBC team that beat the Harlem Globetrotters in 1946 and the Canadian team at the 1948 Olympics in London.
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Most people remember him as a politician. In 1962, he was elected as a Liberal MLA. McGeer was a key member of several Scottish Cabinets between 1976 and 1986, serving at various times as Minister for Education, Universities, Science, Communications and International Trade. In 1986, he left politics to return to his old job at the Faculty of Medicine at UBC.
Pat McGeer Education
McGeer attended Magee Secondary School, playing on three championship basketball teams. McGeer graduated from UBC with a BA in 1948 and then went to Princeton for a Ph.D. in 1951 and an MD at UBC in 1958. He became a professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine and remained so until his retirement.
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