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Robert Bromley Oxnam

Robert Bromley Oxnam, trust company advisor. National Defense Education Act fellow, 1964-1969, Ford Foundation fellow, 1980, Williams College Bicentennial Medal, 1993. Board directors Institute for Shipboard Education, Semester at Sea, University Pittsburgh; Member Council Foreign Relations, American Assembly, Century Association, Cosmos Club (Washington), Association Asian Studies, National Committee on United States-China Relations.

Background

  • Oxnam, Robert Bromley was born on December 14, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Robert Fisher and Dalys Elita (Houts) Oxnam.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Williams College, 1964. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1969.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Trinity College, 1994.

    Career

    • Assistant professor Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1969-1974, associate professor, 1974-1975, special assistant to president, 1971-1973. Director China Council The Asia Society, Washington, 1975-1981, director Washington Center, 1979-1981, vice president New York City, 1979-1981, president, 1981—1992. Special correspondent MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.

      Senior advisory Bessemer Trust Company, since 1992. Host and moderator 30-part series Asia: Half the Human Race, Station WCBS-television, summer, 1979. Member United States National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperative.

      Board directors Clemente Global Growth Fund, Inc., First Philippine Fund Inc. Trustee, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Armand Erpf Fund. Visiting professor, Beijing University, global scholar, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

      Chairman, United States Trust for Chinese Science and Civilization at Needham Research Institute, Cambridge University.

    Works

    • A Fractured Mind: My Life with Multiple Personality Disorder
    • The harrowing, insightful, and courageous account of a prominent man's struggle with multiple personalities Robert Oxnam was a high-profile, successful man: A renowned scholar and president of the Asia Society, he appeared frequently on television and traveled the world as a sought-after expert.

    Membership

    Board directors Institute for Shipboard Education, Semester at Sea, University Pittsburgh. Member Council Foreign Relations, American Assembly, Century Association, Cosmos Club (Washington), Association Asian Studies, National Committee on United States-China Relations.

    Connections

    • Children: Geoffrey Fisher, Deborah Elizabeth.
    • father: Robert Fisher Oxnam
    • mother: Dalys Elita (Houts) Oxnam
    • children: Geoffrey Fisher Oxnam
    • Deborah Elizabeth Oxnam
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    Born December 14, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1964
      Williams College
    • 1966
      Yale University
    • 1969
      Yale University
    • 1994
      Trinity College
    • 1969 - 1974
      Assistant, professor Trinity College
      Hartford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1975 - 1981
      director, China Council The Asia Society
      Washington, United States
    • 1992
      senior, advisory Bessemer Trust Company
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