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Robert Allison Ragan

Robert Allison Ragan, American private investment executive, financial consultant.


  • Ragan, Robert Allison was born on August 21, 1938 in Gastonia, North Carolina, United States. Son of Caldwell and Jocelyn (Sikes) Ragan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University North Carolina, 1961. Postgraduate, Rutgers University, 1968.


    • Vice president North Carolina National Bank (now Bank of America), Charlotte, 1961-1981. President, treasurer Resident Advisor Ragan & Company, Inc., since 1981. Director Carolina Mills, Inc., Maiden, North Carolina, since 1977.


    • Author, public: The Ragans of Gastonia (1790-1995), 1995, The Textile Heritage of Gaston County, North Carolina (1848-2000), 2000, The History of Gastonia and Gaston County, North Carolina, 2010.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Founder, president board governors The Gaston Society of Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, North Carolina, since 1999. Trustee, board visitors Darlington School, Rome, since 1981. Member board visitors Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Belmont, North Carolina, since 2001.

    President board trustees Gaston County Museum Art and History, Dallas, 1978—1981, 1997—1999. Member Charlotte City Club, DeBordieu Colony Country Club (Georgetown, South Carolina), Linville (North Carolina) Ridge Country Club.



    Preservation and recording of local and North Carolina history, travel.


    • father: Caldwell Ragan
    • mother: Jocelyn (Sikes) Ragan
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    • 1961
      University North Carolina
    • 1968
      Rutgers University
    • 1961 - 1981
      Vice president, North Carolina National Bank (now Bank of American)
      Charlotte, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • 1981
      president, Resident Advisor Ragan & Company
    • 1981
      treasurer, Resident Advisor Ragan & Company