John Robarts

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John Robarts
Born John Aldham Robarts
November 2, 1901
Waterloo, Ontario
Died June 18, 1991
Rawdon, Quebec
NSA member Canada, 1948 - ?
Title(s) Hand of the Cause
Appointed by Shoghi Effendi, 1957
Parents Father: Aldham Wilson Robarts
Mother: Rachel Mary Montgomery-Campbell

John Aldham Robarts (November 2, 1901 - June 18, 1991) was a prominent Canadian Bahá’í. He was born in 1901 in Waterloo, Ontario, to Aldham Wilson Robarts and Rachel Mary Montgomery-Campbell. His sister was Marjorie Campbell Robarts, who survived the sinking of the Allan liner RMS Hesperian in September of 1915.

In 1957, Shoghi Effendi appointed Robarts a Hand of the Cause of God, the highest office to which an individual could be appointed in the Bahá’í Faith. His travels as a Hand included Southern Rhodesia, Morocco, Liberia, Cameroon, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Hawaii, Jamaica, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, and Western Samoa.

He died in Rawdon, Quebec, on 18 June 1991.


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