Robert Edward Elliot

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Dr. Robert Edward Elliot was a brother of Jim Elliot, who was martyred in 1956 in Ecuador. tribute

“Dr. Robert Elliot dies” (p. 27): Robert Edward Elliot, D.C., immediate past president of Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, died of cancer on May 16, 1976. The funeral was May 19 at Eastgate Bible Chapel in Portland. Internment was at Lincoln Memorial. 

Dr. Elliot was born in Seattle, March 29, 1921, and attended Benson High School in Portland and Wheaton College in Illinois. During World War II, he worked with the Red Cross in Maryland. In April of 1948, he was graduated from Western States Chiropractic College and established a practice in Portland.

In 1954, he was appointed and served one term on the Oregon State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.  He became president of WSCC in 1956 where he also served on the faculty and continued his private practice. Dr. Elliot resigned the WSCC presidency on January 1, 1975. He was a life member of the Oregon Association of Chiropractic Physicians and was awarded the honor of “Chiropractor of the Year” in 1969.

Dr. Elliot was affiliated with Grace and Truth Bible Chapel in Portland, and actively engaged in Bible teaching, pastoring and counseling.


  • via Keating's Chirobituaries, p.44, accessed 1-22-2019 by Doug Engle
    • American Chiropractic Association Journal: July 1976; (p. 17; Janse, 1976) 
    • Digest of Chiropractic Economics: July/Aug 1976; (19/1)