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Robert Gifford Burke

Robert Gifford Burke, American investment company executive. Board directors Wisconsin Economic Education Council, Milwaukee, since 1996; singer, board directors Bel Canto Chorus. Member University Club Milwaukee; singer, board directors Bel Canto Chorus (vice president).

Background

  • Burke, Robert Gifford was born on May 1, 1945 in Orange, New York, United States. Son of Edward Gifford and Etta (McHale) Burke.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, Yale University, 1967. Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, Tufts University, 1979.

    Career

    • Navigator, operations officer, flag lieutenant United States Ship Turner Joy, 7th Fleet Operations, Vietnam, 1968-1971. Weapons department head United States Ship Lawrence, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1975-1977. Chief naval operations United States Department of State, Washington, 1977-1980.

      Vice president, world corporation banking Bankers Trust Company, New York City, 1980-1983, division head, credit policy, 1984-1986, division head, real estate corporation finance New York City and Tokyo, 1986-1990. Strategic planning Strong Capital Management, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, since 1996.

    Membership

    Board directors Wisconsin Economic Education Council, Milwaukee, since 1996. Singer, board directors Bel Canto Chorus. Member University Club Milwaukee.

    Singer, board directors Bel Canto Chorus (vice president).

    Personality

    Interests

    Singing, photography, tennis.

    Connections

    • Married Alyce Garat, November 25, 1972. Children: Andrew Thomas, Margaret Catherine, John Edward.
    • father: Edward Gifford Burke
    • mother: Etta (McHale) Burke
    • spouse: Alyce Garat
    • children: Andrew Thomas Burke
    • Margaret Catherine Burke
    • John Edward Burke
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    Born May 1, 1945
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1967
      Yale University
    • 1974
      Tufts University
    • 1979
      Tufts University
    • 1975 - 1977
      weapons department head, United States Ship Lawrence
      Nato, Camarines Sur, Philippines
    • 1977 - 1980
      chief naval operations United States Department of State
      Washington, United States
    • 1980 - 1983
      vice president
    • 1984 - 1986
      vice president
    • 1986 - 1990
      vice president
    • 1996
      strategic planning Strong Capital Management
      Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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