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Robert E. Wood

AKA Robert Elkington Wood

Born: 13-Jun-1879
Birthplace: Kansas City, MO
Died: 6-Nov-1969
Location of death: Lake Forest, IL
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Lake Forest Cemetery, Lake Forest, IL

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chairman of Sears, 1939-54

Military service: US Army

Father: Robert Whitney Wood
Mother: Lillie Collins Wood
Wife: Mary Butler Harwick (m. 30-Apr-1908)
Daughter: Anne Hardwick Wood
Daughter: Frances Elkington Wood
Daughter: Sarah Stires Wood
Son: Robert Whitney Wood II
Daughter: Mart Stovall Wood

    University: US Military Academy, West Point (1900)
    Teacher: US Military Academy, West Point (1902-05)

    Sears Roebuck President (1928-39)
    Sears Roebuck VP (1924-28)
    Allstate
    Montgomery Ward VP Merchandising
    Member of the Board of Goodyear
    Member of the Board of Sears Roebuck Chairman (1939-54, as Honorary Chair, 1968-69)
    Member of the Board of United Fruit Company
    America First Committee
    Army and Navy Club
    Commercial Club of Chicago
    Legion of Merit
    Silver Buffalo 1961


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