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Robert Kenneth Lifton

Robert Kenneth Lifton, American entrepreneur. Bar: New York 1952. Recipient Achievement award School Business Alumni Society City College of New York, 1984, James Madison award Fund for Religious Liberty, 1987, Stephen S. Wise award American Jewish Congress, 1993; named Technology Pioneer World Economic Forum, 2003, 2004.

Background

  • Lifton, Robert Kenneth was born on January 9, 1928 in New York City. Son of Benjamin and Anna (Pike) Lifton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration magna cum laude, City College of New York, 1948. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1951. Doctorate (honorary), Bar Ilan University, 1993.

    Career

    • Associate Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, New York City, 1955—1956. Assistant to president Glickman Corporation, 1956—1957. President Robert K. Lifton, Inc., 1957—1961.

      Chairman board Terminal Tower Company, Inc., Cleveland, 1959—1963. President Transcontinental Investing Corporation, New York City, 1961—1972, chairman board, 1969—1972. Partner Venture Associates, 1972—1989.

      President Preferred Health Care Ltd., 1983—1988. Chairman board directors Marcade Group, Inc., 1986—1991, Medis El, 1993—2007, Cell Diagnostics, Inc., 1992—1999, Cell Kinetics Ltd., 2006—2008. Chairman board directors, Chief Executive Officer Medis Technologies, Ltd., New York City, 1999—2008.

      Chairman board directors Bradon Technologies, Ltd., since 2009. Chief Executive Officer, chairman board directors Team American, Inc., 1983-1985. Treasurer Consolidated Accessories Corporation, 1980-1988, Caron's Connection, Inc., 1985-1989.

      Board directors executive investment committee Bank Leumi United States of America, New York City, since 2005. Board directors Leumi Investment Services, Inc., 2005-2006. Member faculty Columbia University Law School, 1973-1978, Yale University Law School, 1972-1975.

      Guest lecturer Practicing Law Institute, Yale Law School, Pace Institute, New York University. Founder National Executive Conference, Washington, Inc. Chairman oversight committee for Masters Degree, New York University Real Estate Institute, 1987-1988.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1952.

    Works

    • Author: Practical Real Estate: Legal Tax and Business Strategies, 1978. Contributor articles to professional journals and handbooks (Graham and Dodd award for best article Finance Analyst Journal 1967).

    Membership

    Member McGovern economic advisory committee, 1972-1973. Chairman parents committee Barnard College, 1976-1978. Member committee of the collection Whitney Museum, 1976-1979.

    Trustee Yale University School Fund, 1974-1977, New York University Real Estate Institute, 1983-1989. Chairman, board directors Fund for Religious Liberty, 1987-1988. President American Jewish Congress, 1988-1994.

    Chairman International Board United States Middle East Project council foreign relations, since 1994. President Israel Policy Forum, 1994-1996, chairman board, 1996-1997, chairman emeritus, since 1997. Board directors HIAS, 1990-1996, Builders for Peace, since 1993, Abraham Fund, 1993–2006, Besa Institute, since 1994, Tel Aviv Museum, 1996-1900, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, 1999-1902.

    Member executive committee AIPAC, 1990-1993. Vice-chairman NJCRAC, 1994-1996. Executive committee AIPAC, 1993-1996.

    Co-chairman United States Middle East Project, Council on Foreign Relations, since 1994, International Center Public Health, 1999-1905. Trustee American Friends of Bar Ilan University, 1996-1902, member global board trustees, 1997-1905. Board directors Public Health Research Institute, 1996-1905, vice chairman, 1997-1998, chairman, 1998-1904, chairman emeritus, since 2004.

    Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1952-1955. Member Order of Coif, Beta Gamma Sigma.

    Connections

    • Married Loretta J. Silver, September 5, 1954. Children: Elizabeth Gail Lifton Hooper, Karen Grace Lifton Healy.
    • father: Benjamin Lifton
    • mother: Anna (Pike) Lifton
    • spouse: Loretta J. Silver
    • children: Elizabeth Gail Lifton Hooper Lifton
    • Karen Grace Lifton Healy Lifton
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    Born January 9, 1928
    Nationality
    • 1948
      City College of New York
    • 1951
      Yale University
    • 1993
      Bar Ilan University
    • 1955 - 1956
      Associate, Kaye
    • 1956 - 1957
      assistant, to president Glickman Corporation
    • 1957 - 1961
      president, Robert K. Lifton
    • 1959 - 1963
      chairman, board Terminal Tower Company
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1961 - 1972
      president, Transcontinental Investing Corporation
    • 1972 - 1989
      partner, Venture Associates
    • 1983 - 1988
      president, Preferred Health Care Limited
    • 1986 - 1991
      chairman, board directors Marcade Group
    • 1992 - 1999
      chairman, board directors Marcade Group
    • 1993 - 2007
      chairman, board directors Marcade Group
    • 1999 - 2008
      chairman, Medis Technologies
    • 1999 - 2008
      Chief Executive Officer, Medis Technologies
    • 2006 - 2008
      chairman, board directors Marcade Group
    • 2009
      chairman, board directors Bradon Technologies
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