Dr. John Rae

Surgeon, fur trader, Arctic explorer, discoverer of the fate of the ill-fated Franklin expedition, and author.
Born 30 September 1813 in Orphir, Orkney Islands, Scotland; died 22 July 1893 in London, England.

John Rae holds a special place in the history of the Hamilton Association. In 1857, while living in Hamilton, he was one of the Association's founding members. Our first Vice-President, he later became our second President.

Our John Rae page provides biographical details and more, including Dr Rae's surprise visit to an Association lecture in September 2013.

Other Past Members of the Executive Council