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Robert James Kirke

Robert James Kirke, American investment company executive. Member of Iowa Investment Bankers Association (past president), Cyclone Club, Wakonda Club, Embassy Club.

Background

  • Kirke, Robert James was born on February 21, 1936 in Des Moines. Son of Bernard Michael and Pear L. (Laverty) Kirke.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1957.

    Career

    • Assistant merchandise manager Montgomery Ward & Company, Chicago. President, owner Shaw, McDermott & Company, Des Moines, 1960—1987. Vice president Shearson Lehman Hutton, Inc., since 1987.

      President St. Augustin Board Education, Des Moines.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member of Iowa Investment Bankers Association (past president), Cyclone Club, Wakonda Club, Embassy Club.

    Connections

    • Married Loral B. Baker, November 21, 1959. Children: Kelly Gerard, Elizabeth, Matthew, Kathryn.
    • father: Bernard Michael Kirke
    • mother: Pear L. (Laverty) Kirke
    • spouse: Loral B. Baker
    • children: Kelly Gerard Kirke
    • Elizabeth Kirke
    • Matthew Kirke
    • Kathryn Kirke
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    Born February 21, 1936
    • 1957
      Iowa State University
    • 1960 - 1987
      president
      Des Moines, Iowa, United States
    • 1987
      vice president, Shearson Lehman Hutton