Guide to the Robert H. Neilson Papers 1921-1940


Guide to the Robert H. Neilson Papers 1921-1940

Papers of Robert H. Neilson, Rutgers College Class of 1903, relating to his activities with the Alumni Association and members of his class, and his service on the Rutgers Board of Trustees, 1936-1940, including his membership on the Committees for finance, honorary degrees, and the New Jersey College for Women.



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Robert Hude Neilson was born in New Brunswick on June 11, 1882. He attended Rutgers Preparatory School and Rutgers University, graduating in 1903 with an A.B. degree; he later gained an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School in 1906. Neilson became associated with the New York firm of Cravath, Henderson and de Gersdorff becoming a partner there seven years later. In 1922, he founded the firm of Wickes and Neilson, later Wickes, Neilson & Riddell. From the guide to the ...