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Robert W. Galvin

AKA Robert William Galvin

Born: 9-Oct-1922
Birthplace: Marshfield, WI
Died: 11-Oct-2011
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Motorola, 1959-90

Military service: US Army Signal Corps (WWII)

Father: Paul V. Galvin (Founder of Motorola, b. 27-Jun-1895, d. 5-Nov-1959)
Mother: Lillian Guinan (d. 1942 murdered during a burglary)
Wife: Mary Barnes (m. 1944, two sons, two daughters)
Son: Christopher B. Galvin (CEO of Motorola)
Son: Michael P. Galvin
Daughter: Gail Galvin Ellis
Daughter: Dawn Galvin Meiners

    High School: Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL
    University: University of Notre Dame
    University: University of Chicago
    Administrator: President, Board of Trustees, Illinois Institute of Technology
    Administrator: President, Board of Trustees, Santa Fe Institute
    Administrator: Trustee, California Institute of Technology

    Motorola CEO (1959-90)
    Motorola President (1956-64)
    Motorola EVP (1948-56)
    Member of the Board of Motorola (1946-2001, as Chairman, 1964-90)
    US Council of Economic Advisers
    Chicago Museum of Science and Industry Trustee
    Atomic Heritage Foundation Advisory Board
    The Conference Board
    Free and Strong America PAC
    New Republican Majority Fund
    Universities Research Association Vice Chairman
    National Medal of Technology and Innovation
    Vannevar Bush Award 2005
    French Legion of Honor

Author of books:
America's Founding Secret: What the Scottish Enlightenment Taught Our Founding Fathers (2002, history)


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