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Robert Mercer Burger

Robert Mercer Burger, American manufacturing executive, researcher. Board directors, vice president United Fund, Durham, North Carolina, 1973. With United States Navy, 1945-1946. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (life); member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society.

Background

  • Burger, Robert Mercer was born on February 14, 1927 in Frederick, Maryland, United States. Son of William Leslie and Grace Allene (Mercer) Burger.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, College William and Mary, 1949. Master of Science, Brown University, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University, 1955.

    Career

    • Branch chief National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland, 1955-1959. Fellow engineer Westinghouse Corporation, Baltimore, 1959-1962. Chief scientist Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1962-1982.

      Vice president, chief scientist Semiconductor Research Corporation, 1982-1996. Consultant in field, 1982-1996. Research associate University Maryland, College Park, 1955-1959.

      Adjunct associate professor Duke University, 1962-1969. Board visiting North Carolina State University, 1992-1998. Professor North Carolina State University, 1995-2000.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Board directors, vice president United Fund, Durham, North Carolina, 1973. With United States Navy, 1945-1946. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (life).

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society.

    Personality

    Interests

    Fishing, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Marian Elizabeth Abbott, September 10, 1949. Children: Sharon A., Lisa A., Robert M.
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    Born February 14, 1927
    • 1949
      College William and Mary
    • 1952
      Brown University
    • 1955
      Brown University
    • 1955 - 1959
      Branch chief National Security Agency
      Fort Meade, Florida, United States
    • 1959 - 1962
      fellow, engineer Westinghouse Corporation
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1962 - 1982
      chief scientist, Research Triangle Institute
      North Carolina, United States
    • 1982 - 1996
      vice president, Semiconductor Research Corporation
    • 1982 - 1996
      chief scientist, Semiconductor Research Corporation
    • 1982 - 1996
      consultant, in field
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