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Robert Alton Adams

Robert Alton Adams, American venture capital executive, financial consultant. Achievements include patent for ergot alkaloid production, 1960. Active Republican National Committee, Washington, 1984; co-chairman finance committee Jack Eckerd Gubernatorial Campaign, Florida, 1978; Member of National Association Realtors, American Society Microbiology, American Chemical Society.

Background

  • Adams, Robert Alton was born on August 10, 1927 in Watertown, New York, United States. Son of Alton Haas and Ruth Mona (Kissel) Adams.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Syracuse University, 1950. Master of Science, Syracuse University, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, University Nancy, France, 1955.

      Master of Business Administration, Indiana University, 1966.

    Career

    • Research microbiologist Miles Laboratories, Elkhart, Indiana, 1955—1963, information scientist, 1963—1964. Investment analyst Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, 1964—1974. President Venture Capital Management Corporation, Satellite Beach, Florida, since 1974.

      Executive vice president Freedom Exports, Inc., Satellite Beach. Director Engineering Plastics, Inc., Gainesville, Florida, Sundan, Inc., Indialantic, Florida. President Property Exchange, Inc., Melbourne, Florida, since 1980.

      With United States Army, 1946-1947.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patent for ergot alkaloid production, 1960.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Active Republican National Committee, Washington, 1984. Co-chairman finance committee Jack Eckerd Gubernatorial Campaign, Florida, 1978. Member of National Association Realtors, American Society Microbiology, American Chemical Society.

    Connections

    • Married Antonina Mikiczenko, June 16, 1962. Children: Alexandra, Christina.
    • father: Alton Haas Adams
    • mother: Ruth Mona (Kissel) Adams
    • spouse: Antonina Mikiczenko
    • children: Alexandra Adams
    • Christina Adams
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    Born August 10, 1927
    Nationality
    • 1950
      Syracuse University
    • 1952
      Syracuse University
    • 1955
      University Nancy
    • 1966
      Indiana University
    • 1955 - 1963
      Research microbiologist, Miles Laboratories
      Elkhart, Indiana, United States
    • 1964 - 1974
      investment analyst, Dow Chemical Company
      Midland, Cayman Islands
    • 1974
      president, Venture Capital Management Corporation
      Satellite Beach, Florida, United States