Wood, Robert E. (Robert Elkington), 1879-1969

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Birth 1879-06-13
Death 1969-11-06
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Executive, government official.

From the description of Reminiscences of Robert Elkington Wood : oral history, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309735713

Robert Elkington Wood (b. June 13, 1879, Kansas City, Missouri-d. Nov. 6, 1969), Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy 1900. He was Chairman of the Board of Sears, Roebuck and Co. from 1939 to 1969, and was instrumental in the development of the Boys' Clubs of America in Chicago. He was a member of the U.S. Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government from 1947 to 1949 and from 1953 to 1955. He served as chairman of the America First Committee from 1940 to 1941.

From the description of Wood, Robert Elkington, 1879-1969 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10569642

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Subjects:

  • Department stores
  • Business enterprises
  • Government executives--Interviews
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Executives--Interviews

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • Panama Canal (Panama) (as recorded)