Archibald McClure


Honorary Member

Arch McClure retired from a highly successful business career as a Senior Executive and member of the Board of The Quaker Oats Company. In addition to serving as a Director of Quaker Oats, he served on the Boards of Holiday Inns, First Illinois Bancorp, Sciaky Brothers, and Family Value. After retirement from Quaker, Mr. McClure pursued his life-long interest in education by serving for seven years as Vice President of Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He contributed as a Board member of many charitable, educational organizations boards including National Boy Scouts, Coe College, IIT, and various Church and School Boards. He has been a part of the long-standing leadership of the growth and success of URI. In all he has endeavored, he was always assisted by his late wife Anne Cunningham McClure, to whom he was devoted. The son and the grandson of ministers, Arch taught Sunday School for many years. Working together with Anne, becoming a founding Global Council trustee for URI was the culmination of all his life’s experience. As young children, Arch and Anne attended Arch’s father’s church services where speakers from other religions and faith traditions were invited to preach. That early exposure proved inspirational in Arch and Anne’s work for URI. URI embodies their belief that religious tolerance and the values shared by all religions can work for peace.