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John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr

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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The Lord Boyd-Orr
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Born John Boyd Orr
23 September 1880(1880-09-23)
Kilmaurs, East Ayrshire
Died 25 Juin 1971(1971-06-25) (aged 90)
Edzell, Angus
Naitionality Scottish
Citizenship Unitit Kinrick
Alma mater Varsity o Glesga
Kent for wartime nutreetion
Awairds Bellahouston Gold Medal
Nobel Peace Prize
Fellae o the Ryal Society[1]
Scientific career
Fields Biology
Institutions Varsity o Glesga
Rowett Research Institute
Fuid an Agricultur Organisation
Doctoral advisor E.P. Cathcart[citation needit]
Influences E.P. Cathcart
Diarmid Noel Paton
Samuel Gemmill


  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