Robert E. McClellan

Class of 1945 / Inducted 1979 / Men's Basketball

Dr. Robert “Burr” McClellan was an impressive football and basketball player at Emory & Henry college in the early 1940s. His accomplishments on the court earned him induction into the E&H Sports Hall of Fame in 1979.

McClellan played end and blocking back for the Wasps’ football team, lettering in the 1942 and 1943 seasons. A forward on the basketball team, he lettered in 1943 and 1944, earning All-State honorable mention recognition in the 1944 season. McClellan was the leading scorer and captain of the 1943-44 Navy V-12 basketball team based at Emory & Henry College.

During his college career, McClellan was a member of Dom-I-Necher social fraternity, student body president in 1944, and was awarded the Blue Key Award for Most Outstanding Senior.

McClellan graduated from E&H in 1945 and from the Medical College of Virginia in 1949. He became a urological surgeon and was a diplomat of the American Board of Urology, a member of the American College of Surgeons, and a participant in a number of other professional organizations including the American Medical Association and Tennessee Medical Association. He retired from private practice in 1992.

Dr. Robert McClellan was born on February 16, 1924 in Bristol, Tennessee. He died on November 1, 1999 at the age of 75.