DR. ALLAN EVERETT MARBLE, retired professor, author and researcher, was born in Truro, Nova Scotia in 1939 and educated at Colchester County Academy, Dartmouth High School and Dalhousie University, graduating with a doctorate degree in the early 1960s. From 1963 to 1966 he was a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Army. Starting in 1967, he taught at universities in Nova Scotia for over 40 years in the fields of physics, mathematics, surgery, and biomedical engineering, retired in 2010.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Marble was actively involved in medical research with a focus on the cardiovascular system. His other research interests included the history of Nova Scotia and genealogy. He has written several books on the history of medicine in Nova Scotia, as well as biographies of early medical practitioners for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Dr. Marble is a certified genealogist for Canada, was President of the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia in the 1990s and again 2010-2015, and a founding member of the Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes in 1982. He also served on the executives of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society 1978-1982 and the Dalhousie Society for the History of Medicine 1986-1993, and in 2016-2017 was chair of the Medical History Society of Nova Scotia.
(Photo: Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society; Biography: Council of Nova Scotia Archives)