Dunlop, Robert G. (Robert Galbraith), 1909-1995Variant names
Robert Dunlop was born on July 2, 1909 in Boston, Massachusetts to Scottish immigrant parents. His father was a marine engineer. He attended schools in Collingswood, New Jersey and graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1931. He married December 4, 1937. He joined Sun Oil Company in 1933, becoming comptroller in 1945 and president in 1947. Dunlop served on the boards of the Sun Oil Company, the Glenmede Trust Company, and the University of Pennsylvania. He was a Presbyterian. In 1934 he became a certified public accountant, although he never practiced. In 1972 the University of Pennsylvania awarded him an honorary doctor of laws degree.
From the description of Oral history interviews with Robert Dunlop, 1989. (Pew Charitable Trusts Library). WorldCat record id: 62145995
From the description of Oral history interviews with Robert Dunlop, 1989. (Pew Charitable Trusts Library). WorldCat record id: 164066980
Petroleum industry executive and civic leader.
Robert G. Dunlop was born in Boston, Mass., on July 2, 1909. His father was a marine engineer who had recently emigrated from Scotland. Dunlop received a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in 1931 and became a certified public accountant in 1934. In 1933 he joined the Sun Oil Company, becoming assistant comptroller in 1941 and comptroller in 1944. He succeeded his mentor, J. Howard Pew, as president of the Sun Oil Company in 1947 and was elected chairman of the board in 1970. Dunlop retired in 1974, but continued to serve on the boards of Sun, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Glenmede Trust Company, Amtrak, and the University of Pennsylvania. He died on September 20, 1995.
Dunlop was active in many civic and trade associations in the Philadelphia area. He was a life trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, a director of the Hahnemann Medical College & Hospital, of the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, of the Philadelphia United Fund, and of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
From the description of Papers, 1947-1991. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122554962
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