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Robert Allan Powers

Robert Allan Powers, American pulp and paper executive. Chairman board trustees Pound Ridge (New York ) Community Council, 1981-1987; councilman Pound Ridge Town Council, 1969-1973; member zoning board of appeals, Pound Ridge, 1967-1969; co-president Middle School Association, Bedford, New York, 1971-1972. Member Waccabuc Country Club.

Background

  • Powers, Robert Allan was born on June 24, 1926 in Cohoes, New York, United States. Son of William Kenneth and Christina (Rowley) Powers.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Vermont, 1951. Postgraduate, New York University, 1955.

    Career

    • Enlisted United States Army, 1943, advanced through grades to captain, served in PTO and Korea, resigned, 1958. Various administrative and finance positions Westvaco Corporation, Maryland and New York, 1956-1974. Managing director Westvaco Brazil, Sao Paolo, 1974-1979.

      Treasurer Westvaco Corporation, New York City, 1979-1982, vice president, 1982-1983, senior vice president international, since 1983.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Chairman board trustees Pound Ridge (New York ) Community Council, 1981-1987. Councilman Pound Ridge Town Council, 1969-1973. Member zoning board of appeals, Pound Ridge, 1967-1969.

    Co-president Middle School Association, Bedford, New York, 1971-1972. Member Waccabuc Country Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, flying, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Carol Joyce Farmer, May 20, 1952. Children: Susan Jane, Steve Robert, Barbara Carol.
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    Born June 24, 1926
    • 1951
      University Vermont
    • 1955
      New York University
    • 1943
      Enlisted United States Army
    • 1956 - 1974
      various administrative and finance positions Westvaco Corporation
    • 1958
      Enlisted United States Army
    • 1974 - 1979
      managing director, Westvaco Brazil
    • 1979 - 1982
      treasurer, Westvaco Corporation
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