Dunlop, Robert G. (Robert Galbraith), 1909-1995

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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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creatorOf Dunlop, Robert G. (Robert Galbraith), 1909-1995,. Oral history interviews with Robert Dunlop, 1989. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Billups, Fred H. (Frederick Harding), 1938-. Oral history interviews with Fred H. "Bud" Billups, Jr., 1989 July 26-Aug. 23. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Billups, Fred H. (Frederick Harding), 1938-. Oral history interviews with Fred H. "Bud" Billups, Jr., 1989 July 26-Aug. 23. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
creatorOf Dunlop, Robert G. (Robert Galbraith), 1909-1995. Papers, 1947-1991. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Sun Company. Office of the President. Files of Robert G. Dunlop, 1947-1971. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Bell, Allyn R., 1909-2006,. Oral history interviews with Allyn R. Bell, Jr., 1989 Oct. 5-6. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Rimel, Rebecca W. (Rebecca Webster), 1951-. Oral history interviews with Rebecca W. Rimel, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Piscopo, A. E. (Albert E.), 1944-. Oral history interviews with Al Piscopo, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
creatorOf Dunlop, Robert G. (Robert Galbraith), 1909-1995,. Oral history interviews with Robert Dunlop, 1989. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Bell, Allyn R., 1909-2006,. Oral history interviews with Allyn R. Bell, Jr., 1989 Oct. 5-6. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Pew, R. Anderson (Robert Anderson), 1936-. Oral history interviews with R. Anderson Pew, 1989. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Sun Company. Corporate records, 1890-1984. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Rimel, Rebecca W. (Rebecca Webster), 1951-. Oral history interviews with Rebecca W. Rimel, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Langfitt, Thomas W.,. Oral history interviews with Thomas Langfitt, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Sun Company. Records, 1889-1984. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Pew, R. Anderson (Robert Anderson), 1936-. Oral history interviews with R. Anderson Pew, 1989. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Langfitt, Thomas W.,. Oral history interviews with Thomas Langfitt, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Piscopo, A. E. (Albert E.), 1944-. Oral history interviews with Al Piscopo, 1990. Pew Charitable Trusts Library
referencedIn Pew Charitable Trusts. Office of the President. Records of Robert I. Smith and Thomas W. Langfitt, M.D., 1978-1990. Hagley Museum & Library
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associatedWith Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith American Broadcasting Company. corporateBody
associatedWith American Petroleum Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Amtrak. corporateBody
associatedWith Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-2002. person
associatedWith Baker, Howard H. (Howard Henry), 1925- person
associatedWith Baldwin School. corporateBody
associatedWith Bell, Allyn R., 1909-2006, person
associatedWith Billups, Fred H. (Frederick Harding), 1938- person
associatedWith Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Boy Scouts of America. corporateBody
associatedWith British Railways Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Chilton Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965. person
associatedWith Collingswood High School (Collingswood, N.J.) corporateBody
associatedWith Committee for the Bicentennial of the University of Pennsylvania Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Coughlin, Lawrence, 1929- person
associatedWith David, Charles Wendell, 1885-1984. person
associatedWith Dow Chemical Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Environmental Assessment Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Foundation for Economic Education, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Gardner, Joel R., person
associatedWith General Crude Oil Company. corporateBody
associatedWith General Crude Oil Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Glenmede Trust Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998. person
associatedWith Graham, Billy, 1918- person
associatedWith Grove City College. corporateBody
associatedWith Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Heinz, John, 1938-1991. person
associatedWith Higher Education Research Program (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. corporateBody
associatedWith Hunt, Bunker, 1926- person
associatedWith J. Howard Pew Freedom Trust. corporateBody
associatedWith Król, John J. (John Joseph), 1910-1996. person
associatedWith Langfitt, Thomas W., person
associatedWith Lewis, Andrew Lindsay, 1931- person
associatedWith Lewis, Roger, 1912-1987. person
associatedWith McNamara, Robert S., 1916-2009. person
associatedWith Metropolitan Opera House (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Myrin, Mabel Pew, 1889-1972. person
associatedWith National Association of Railroad Passengers. corporateBody
associatedWith Navy League of the United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Oryx Energy Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Patrick, Ruth. person
associatedWith Peale, Norman Vincent, 1898-1993. person
associatedWith Pew-Bandy, Roberta, 1909-1984. person
associatedWith Pew Charitable Trusts. corporateBody
associatedWith Pew Charitable Trusts. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Pew, J. Edgar (James Edgar), 1870-1946. person
associatedWith Pew, J. Howard (John Howard), 1882-1971. person
associatedWith Pew, John G., 1902-1982. person
associatedWith Pew, John G., 1932- person
associatedWith Pew, John G., 1932- person
associatedWith Pew, Joseph N. (Joseph Newton), 1886-1963. person
associatedWith Pew, Mary Ethel, 1884-1979. person
associatedWith Pew Memorial Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Pew Memorial Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Pew, R. Anderson (Robert Anderson), 1936- person
associatedWith Pew, Walter C. 1901- person
associatedWith Pew, Walter C. 1901- person
associatedWith Philadelphia Leadership Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Piscopo, A. E. (Albert E.), 1944- person
associatedWith Reagan, Ronald person
associatedWith Reistrup, Paul H. person
associatedWith Rimel, Rebecca W. (Rebecca Webster), 1951- person
associatedWith Rockefeller family. family
associatedWith Rockefeller family. family
associatedWith Rogers, Roy, 1911-1998. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Roy F. Weston, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Rukeyser, Merryle Stanley, 1897-1988. person
associatedWith Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994. person
associatedWith Salvation Army. corporateBody
associatedWith Scranton, William Warren, 1917- person
associatedWith Shafer, Raymond P. person
associatedWith Simon, William E., 1927-2000. person
associatedWith Smith, Robert I. (Robert Imbrie), 1931-2008. person
associatedWith St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Stassen, Harold Edward, 1907-2001. person
associatedWith Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Sun Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Sun Company. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Sun Oil Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Union League of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Temporary National Economic Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Pennsylvania. General Alumni Society. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Pennsylvania. Trustees. corporateBody
associatedWith VIA Rail Canada. corporateBody
associatedWith Westminster College (New Wilmington, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Weston Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Wharton School. corporateBody
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United States
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
United States
United States
Great Britain
Italy
Canada
Japan
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
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College students--Political activity
Petroleum industry and trade
Universities and colleges
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Universities and colleges--Business management
Executives
Medical colleges
Universities and colleges--Planning
Greek letter societies
Hospitals
Universities and colleges--Finance
Hospitals--Administration
Business and politics
Medical colleges--Administration
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Medical colleges--Planning
College students
Hospitals--Finance
Student movements
Environmental education
Depressions--1929
Railroads--Passenger traffic
Universities and colleges--Greek letter societies
Universities and colleges--Administration
Directors of corporations
Medical colleges--Finance
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World War, 1939-1945--Fuel supplies
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Birth 1909

Death 1995-09-20

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