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Robert William Nelson

Robert William Nelson, American mechanical engineer. Member Alpha Delta Phi. Republic.


  • Nelson, Robert William was born on April 13, 1894 in Patton, Alabama, United States. Son of Robert and Elvira Anne (Clark) Nelson.

  • Education

    • Graduate Gilman School, Baltimore, 1912. Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Johns Hopkins, 1915.


    • Mech. engineer Bartlett Hayward Corporation, manufacturers gas apparatus and munitions, Baltimore, 1915-1925, Industrial bureau of Baltimore Association Commerce, 1925-1926. General manager Ohio Valley Industrial Corporation, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1926-1931. Executive vice president Cincinnati Chamber Commerce, 1931-1936.

      Vice president charge corporate business development First National Bank of Cincinnati, 1937-1970, also director.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member Alpha Delta Phi. Republic; Clubs: Queen City, Cincinnati Country.


    • Married Dorothea Harper Pennington, April.; married second, Frances Pogue, December 14, 1945. Children: Dorothea, Robert, Ronda Elizabeth.
    • father: Robert Nelson
    • mother: Elvira Anne (Clark) Nelson
    • spouses: Dorothea Harper Pennington
    • Frances Pogue
    • children: Dorothea Nelson
    • Robert Nelson
    • Ronda Elizabeth Nelson
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    Born April 13, 1894
    Died December 20, 1970
    (aged 76)