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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Miller Martin (1926-2014)

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Born at Corry, Pennsylvania on 20 October 1926, son of Joseph Albert Martin and Ruth Hannah Miller, he grew up at Oxford, Ohio, and served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946. He attended Miami University and Purdue University, receiving from the latter a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. After two years of postdoctoral training at the Menninger Clinic, he taught psychology at the University of South Dakota and the University of Colorado Medical School. He was hired by the University of Manitoba as head of the Behavioral Science Section in its Department of Psychiatry where he initiated a pioneering internship program.

He served as President of the Psychological Association of Manitoba, Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association, President of the Association of Medical School Professors of Psychology, and President of the Canadian Mental Health Association. He was a consultant to the Canadian International Development Agency and an advisor to the World Health Organization. In recognition of his contributions, in 2013 he received the Gold Medal of the Canadian Psychological Association for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Canadian Psychology.

He died at Winnipeg on 5 December 2014.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 December 2014.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 December 2014

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