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

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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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referencedIn Anti "America First " poster [manuscript], 1940-1941. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Chicago Boys Clubs. [Miscellaneous pamphlets, etc.]. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (inclusive), 1929-1957 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Wood, Robert E. (Robert Elkington), 1879-1969. Reminiscences of Robert Elkington Wood : oral history, 1961. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Wood, Robert E. (Robert Elkington), 1879-1969. Address of General Robert E. Wood, Chairman of the Board, Sears, Roebuck and Company, at the annual dinner of the Association of Cotton Textile Merchants of New York, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, February 2, 1950. Lake Forest College, Donnelley and Lee Library
referencedIn Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (inclusive), 1929-1957 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Documentary Films. 1914 - 1944. THE YALTA CONFERENCE
referencedIn United States. President's Committee on Civil Service Improvement. Records, 1939-1941. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Wood, Robert E. (Robert Elkington), 1879-1969. Letter, 1928 August 2, Chicago [to] General Avery D. Andrews. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn Manion, Clarence, 1896-1979. Clarence Manion papers, 1922-1979. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974. Charles Augustus Lindbergh papers, 1830-1987 (inclusive), 1911-1974 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Adler, Max, 1866-1952. Max Adler correspondence, 1929 and 1967. American Jewish Archives
creatorOf America First Committee. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1941. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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correspondedWith Adler, Max, 1866-1952. person
associatedWith America First Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Andrews, Avery De Lano, 1864-1959. person
associatedWith Association of Cotton Textile Merchants of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Chicago Boys Clubs. corporateBody
associatedWith Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. person
associatedWith Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974. person
associatedWith Manion, Clarence, 1896-1979. person
associatedWith Montgomery Ward. corporateBody
associatedWith Sears, Roebuck and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Military Academy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. President's Committee on Civil Service Improvement. corporateBody
associatedWith Weisberger, Bernard T., person
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Panama Canal (Panama)
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New Deal, 1933-1939
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Birth 1879-06-13

Death 1969-11-06

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