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Robert Ellas Friend

Robert Ellas Friend, American manufacturer executive. Member National Industrial Conference Board, American Bureau Shipping.; Member Cornellian Council. Vice president,; Served as major Ordnance Department, 1917-1919.; Member Engineers Society Milwaukee, Army Ordnance Association, Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers, Theta Xi.

Background

  • Friend, Robert Ellas was born on September 1, 1886 in Merton, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Jacob E. and Alice (Levy) F.: Mechanical Engineering, Cornell, 1909.

  • Education

    • Joined Nordberg Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1909. director, since 1920, president, since 1924. Director Marine National Exchange Bank.

    Career

    • Director Marine National.

    Membership

    Member National Industrial Conference Board, American Bureau Shipping. Member Cornellian Council. Vice president,; Served as major Ordnance Department, 1917-1919.

    Member Engineers Society Milwaukee, Army Ordnance Association, Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers, Theta Xi. Clubs: University, Engineers, Wisconsin. Milwaukee Athletic, Chenequa Country, Pine Lake Yacht, Cornell (Milwaukee).

    Connections

    • Married Neita Oviatt, January 17, 1914. Children: Carl O., John M., Edward S., Sally F. Munro, Roberta, and F. Downey.
    • father: Jacob E. Mechanical Engineering
    • mother: Alice (Levy) F.: Mechanical Engineering
    • spouse: Neita Oviatt
    • children: Carl O. Friend
    • John M. Friend
    • Edward S. Friend
    • Sally F. Munro Friend
    • Roberta Friend
    • and F. Downey Friend
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    Born September 1, 1886
    Died July 14, 1962
    (aged 75)
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