Basic Biographical Details

Name: John McClure
Born: 11 March 1914
Died: 4 June 2001
Bio Notes: John McClure was born on 11 March 1914, the son of James Steel McClure, draper, and his wife, Thomasina Robina Muir. He attended classes at Glasgow School of Art from 1931, obtaining his diploma with distinction in June 1937. During the period of his studies he also spent three years gaining practical experience in an unspecified architect's office, possibly that of Weddell & Inglis of Glasgow, as he gave their office as his business address in his nomination papers for Licentiateship of the RIBA. He was admitted LRIBA on 6 December 1937, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, William James Smith and Eric Alexander Sutherland. His private address is give as 'Barnweil', Prestwick, Ayrshire.

McClure resigned from the RIBA in December 1978. By that time he had retired, having latterly worked for Strathclyde Regional Council, and he was still living in Prestwick, at 23 Midton Road. He had never ventured to London.

McClure died on 4 June 2001 aged 87 at the Biggart Hospital Prestwick, survived by his wife, Margaret Shankland Bone Dunlop, a retired art teacher, and at least one daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Barnweil, Prestwick, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1937 *  
Item 2 of 333, Bentfield Drive, Prestwick, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950  
Item 3 of 323, Midton Road, Prestwick, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19702001 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Weddell & Inglis1937 * Assistant(?) 
Item 2 of 2Strathclyde Regional Council Department of Architecture and Related ServicesBefore 1978Before 1978  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Professor) William James Smith6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Eric Alexander Sutherland6 December 1937for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered ArchitectJuly 2001v12, no5 Death note

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6541 (combined box 145)