Patrick Lucey “Pat” McGeer aka Pat McGeer was a Canadian physician, professor, and medical researcher. He was the principal author of the inflammatory hypothesis of the disease. Formerly, he was a basketball player who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics.
He was also a politician and also a member of the British Columbia Cabinet from 1078 to 1986. Most British Columbians will remember him as a Politician.
Basketball Star, Politician, and Scientist, Pat McGeer passed away at the age of 95
Former Basketball Player, Neuroscientist, and Cabinet Minister, Pat McGeer died on August 29, 2022, at the age of 95. He died in his Point Gray home on Monday. His cause of death is still not announced. His family members have said to deal with this situation privately.
His family members and relatives are heartbroken and saddened to hear this news. He was the brightest person ever to run for politics.
Pat McGeer Nativity and Early Life
Pat McGeer was born on June 29, 1927, in Vancouver, Canada. The McGeer Family has been living in Vancouver since the 1880’s when Irish immigrant James McGeer settled in Mt Pleasant. Not much is known about Pat’s Family.
As per the resource, he was from a political background. His many family members including his grandfather and uncle were well-known politicians in Canada.
Who is Pat McGeer Wife?
Edith McGeer is Pat’s wife who is a Canadian Neuroscientist and co-founder of Aurin Biotech. She is also a renowned researcher at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine in her own right. Both McGeer families have authored 760 scientific publications and in 1995 were given a lifetime achievement award by the Science Council of British Columbia.
Pat McGeer Professional Career
In August 2012, McGeer and his wife Edith founded Aurin Biotech Inc, following indications that the Aurintricarboxylic acid (ATA) complex inhibits activation of the Complement system. Aurin was founded to explore the efficacy of using ATA and related compounds in the treatment of these diseases.
In his early days, he was a professional basketball player. He was on a UBC team that beat the Harlem Globetrotters in 1946 and on the Canadian team at the 1948 Olympics in London.
Most people remember him as a Politician. He was elected a liberal MLA in 1962. McGeer was a prominent member of several Scored cabinets between 1976 and 1986, at various times serving as minister of Education, Universities, Science, Communications, and International Trade. In 1986, he left politics to return to his old job in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC.
Pat McGeer Education
McGeer attended Magee Secondary School, playing on three championship basketball teams. McGeer graduated from UBC in 1948 with a BA then went to Princeton for his Ph.D. in 1951 and M.D at UBC in 1958. He became a professor at the UBC Faculty of Medicine and remained so until his retirement.