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Harvey Arnold Robbins

Harvey Arnold Robbins, American textile company executive. Deocrated Purple Heart, Combat Infantry badge. Board director Educational Foundation for Fashion Industries; corporation member Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts With United States Army, 1942-1945. Member American Management Association, American Arbitration Association, Textile Distributors Association, University Michigan Alumni Club.

Background

  • Robbins, Harvey Arnold was born on April 29, 1922 in New York City. Son of Ira B. and Mildred (Lowy) Robbins.

  • Education

    • Student, University Michigan, 1942. Student, Cornell University, 1943. Student, Columbia University, 1945.

    Career

    • Vice president Silberstein-Goldsmith, New York City, 1946-1950, North Advertising, Chicago, 1950-1959, M. Lowenstein & Sons, Incorporated, New York York City, also president Wamsutta/Pacific Domestic division, 1959-1969. President Burlington Domestics division Burlington Industries, 1969-1973. Vice president United Merchants & Manufacturers, 1973-1978, PRF Corporation, 1978-1980.

      Executive vice president Whisper Soft Mills, New York City, 1980-1984. Director product development Springs Industries, 1984-1985, textile consultant, from 1985.

    Membership

    Board director Educational Foundation for Fashion Industries. Corporation member Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts With United States Army, 1942-1945. Member American Management Association, American Arbitration Association, Textile Distributors Association, University Michigan Alumni Club.

    Connections

    • Married Carolyn Edith Goldsmith, June 8, 1947. Children: Margaret Ann (Mistress Lew Enker), James Andrew.
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    Born April 29, 1922
    Died May 1, 2007
    (aged 85)
    • 1942
      University Michigan
    • 1943
      Cornell University
    • 1945
      Columbia University
    • 1946 - 1950
      Vice president, Silberstein-Goldsmith
    • 1950 - 1959
      Vice president, Silberstein-Goldsmith
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1959 - 1969
      Vice president, Silberstein-Goldsmith
    • 1969 - 1973
      president, Burlington Domestics division Burlington Industries
    • 1973 - 1978
      vice president, United Merchants & Manufacturers
    • 1978 - 1980
      vice president, United Merchants & Manufacturers
    • 1980 - 1984
      executive, vice president Whisper Soft Mills
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