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Roland Dennis Baldwin

Roland Dennis Baldwin, American banker, Masonic executive. Recipient Purple Heart, World War I. Member American Legion (member since inception; Mason; member since 1921; member of De Molay (1950); Masonic Memorial Building, 1946; member board of trustees, Shriners’ Hosps. for Crippled Children, 1949).; Member Young Men’s Christian Association (director, 1944-1945, advisory committee, 1945-1946).

Background

  • Baldwin, Roland Dennis was born on May 29, 1896 in Yonkers, New York, United States. Son of William Delavan and Helen Runyan (Sullivan) Baldwin.

  • Education

    • Student The Lawrenceville (New Jersey) School, 1911-1913, Berkley-Irving School, New York City, 1913-1916.

    Career

    • President Baldwin Lumber Company, Jacksonville, Florida, 1919-1922. Assistant vice president, Barnett National Bank, Jacksonville, 1922-1929. Partner firm of Vanderholf & Robinson, mems. of New York Curb Exchange, New York City, 1929-1932.

      Manager Jacksonville office of Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Bean, 1932-1942, 1944-1945. Assistant vice president, Atlantic National Bank since 1945. Enlisted United States Medical Corps, 1917.

      Service in France; discharge as sergeant, 1920. Commissioned First lieutenant, 1942. Returned to inactive service as captain, 1944.

      County chairman, 6th, 7th, and 8th War Loan Drives. Treasurer local United Service Organizations, 1942. Treasurer Greek Relief, 1942.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Legion (member since inception. Mason; member since 1921. Member of De Molay (1950).

    Masonic Memorial Building, 1946. Member board of trustees, Shriners’ Hosps. for Crippled Children, 1949). Member Young Men’s Christian Association (director, 1944-1945, advisory committee, 1945-1946).

    Clubs: Rotary (past director, Jacksonville), Timuquana Country, Florida Yacht (Jacksonville, Florida).

    Connections

    • Married Pearl Sheldon Smith, April. Children: William Delavan, Sheldon Smith.
    • father: William Delavan Baldwin
    • mother: Helen Runyan (Sullivan) Baldwin
    • spouse: Pearl Sheldon Smith
    • children: William Delavan Baldwin
    • Sheldon Smith Baldwin
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    Born March 29, 1896
    Died March 29, 1951
    (aged 55)
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