Robert Bradford Orr ’33

Robert Bradford Orr ’33, of Sanibel Island, Fla., and formerly of Hingham, Mass., died on Dec. 14. After graduating from Davidson, he received his M.D. from the University of Virginia. During WWII, he was a U.S. Naval medical officer in England attached to a D-Day invasion support group and achieved the rank of lieutenant commander. Following the war, he joined the staff of the Lahey Clinic in Boston, Mass., and was chairman of the anesthesiology department. During his career, he performed anesthesia on such notables as actor Claude Raines, baseball great Ted Williams, Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, British Prime Minister Anthony Eden, and claimed he “knocked out” Gene Tunney, world heavyweight boxing champion. After his retirement, he moved to Sanibel Island with his wife, Dorothy Winship Orr, who preceded him in death. Survivors include three sons, Robert B. Orr, Jr. ’65, 20 Roslyn Rd., Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236; Charles C. Orr II ’68; and Nelson W. Orr; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.