Born: September 13, 1877, Mt. Ayr, Iowa.
Died: May 15, 1958, Claremont, California.
Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, Indiana.
Pseudonym: John Porter.
Robert was the son of Erastus Gilmore McCutchan and Margaret Anderson Edie McCutchan.
A noted hymnologist, he studied at Park College, Parkville, Missouri, and Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa (BM 1904).
He went on to teach voice at Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas, and founded the conservatory of music there in 1910.
After further study in Germany and France, in 1911 he became dean of music at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, serving there 26 years.
McCutchan also helped compile the Methodist Hymnal in 1936.
His works include: