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Robert Lynn Knauss

Robert Lynn Knauss, American corporate financial executive. Bar: California, Tennessee, Texas. Regent National College District Attorneys, 1981-1995. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1952-1955. Fellow Texas Bar Foundation, American Bar Found; member California Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Texas Bar Association (chairman corporation council section 1991), American Law Institute (life), Order of Coif.

Background

  • Knauss, Robert Lynn was born on March 24, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Karl Ernst and Loise (Atkinson) Knauss.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, 1952. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1957.

    Career

    • Associate Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, San Francisco, 1958-1960. Professor law University Michigan, 1960-1972, vice president student services, 1970-1972. Dean, professor law Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1972-1979.

      Dean University Houston Law Center, 1981-1993, distinguished university professor, 1981-1995. Visiting professor Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Amos Tuck School Business Administration, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1979—1981. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Baltic International United States of America/Inc., 1994—2003.

      Chairman, principal executive officer Phillips Services Corporation, 2002—2003. Board directors Mexico Fund, Equus Total Return, Inc., XO Communications Inc., Westpoint International, other public companies.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California, Tennessee, Texas.

    Works

    • Editor: Small Business Financing, 4 vols., 1966, Securities Regulation Sourcebook, 1970-1971, (with others) Cases and Materials on Enterprise Organizations, 1987. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Regent National College District Attorneys, 1981-1995. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1952-1955. Fellow Texas Bar Foundation, American Bar Found.

    Member California Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Texas Bar Association (chairman corporation council section 1991), American Law Institute (life), Order of Coif.

    Connections

    • Married Angela Tirola Lawson, February 21, 1973. Children by previous marriage: Robert B., Charles H., Katherine E. 1 stepson, Ian T. Lawson.
    • father: Karl Ernst Knauss
    • mother: Loise (Atkinson) Knauss
    • spouse: Angela Tirola Lawson
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    Born March 24, 1931
    Nationality
    • 1952
      Harvard University
    • 1957
      University Michigan
    • 1958 - 1960
      Associate, Pillsbury
      San Francisco, California, United States
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