• Date of Birth: May 19, 1910
  • Born City: London
  • Born State/Country: England
  • Parents: Walter Malcolm & Alice Mary Franklin M.
  • Date of Death: November 16, 1989
  • Death City: Vancouver
  • Death State/Country: BC
  • Married: Marguerite Blanche Guinn, 8 June 1938.
  • Education:

    B.A. U. British Columbia, 1930; M.A., 1931; study at U. Michigan, 1931-33; Ph.D. U. Cincinnati, 1937; D.C.L. Bishops U., 1970; D. Litt. Acadia U., 1971.

  • Dissertation:

    "Kleon and the Athenian Calendar" (Cincinnati, 1937); printed as "The Last Campaign of Kleon and the Athenian Calendar in 422/1 B.C.," AJP 59 (1938) 145-68

  • Professional Experience:

    Tchng. fell, to prof, class. & anc. hist. U. of Cincinnati, 1933-54; acting dean grad. school A&S, 1941-42; mem. IAS, Princeton, 1937-38, 1948; vis. prof, class. U. British Columbia, 1952; prof, class., 1954-77; head dept., 1954-75; vis. prof. anc. hist. U. Washington, 1953, 1976-77; Guggenheim fell., 1948; Goodwin Award, 1954; pres. CAC, 1968-70; pres. APA, 1969-70; pres. CAPN, 1972-3.

  • Publications:

    (Books only) The Athenian Tribute Lists, with B. D. Meritt & H. T. Wade-Gery, vol. 1 (Cambridge, 1939) vols. 2-4 (Princeton, 1949, 1950, 1953); Athenian Policy at Home and Abroad, Semple Lectures, 2d ser. (Cincinnati, 1967); Studies in Fifth-Century Attic Epigraphy, with D. W. Bradeen (Norman, OK, 1973); $6poq. Tribute to Benjamin Dean Meritt, ed. with D. W. Bradeen (Locust Valley, NY, 1974); The Athenians and Their Empire (Vancouver, 1987).

  • Notes:

    In 1936, McGregor's graduate adviser at Cincinnati, A. B. West, who had been collaborating with Benjamin D. Meritt on a new edition of the Athenian tribute lists, died unexpectedly and McGregor was invited to join Meritt and H. T. Wade-Gery in West's place. The resulting publication won the Goodwin Award of Merit for 1954. In that same year, McGregor moved to Vancouver to take up the Headship of the Department of Classics at his alma mater, a position he held until two years before his retirement from the UBC faculty. However, after his retirement, he continued to offer a course in ancient history at Vancouver Community College until shortly before his death. McGregor was a campus personality who left a strong impression upon students and colleagues alike. Retirement was not of his choice. But his interest in classics remained unabated until his death.

  • Sources:

    DAS 1974: 292; J. A. S. Evans, APA Newsletter (Feb. 1990) 14; WhWh 1978-9:2175.J.A.S. Evans

  • Author: J.A.S Evans