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Robert Edgar Pyle

Robert Edgar Pyle was American chemical company executive. Founder, co-chairman Larchmont-Mamaroneck (New York ) Community Committee Specific Learning Disabilities, 1970-1973; board directors West Virginia University Foundation, 1976-1986. With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, Finance Executives Institute, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon.

Background

  • Pyle, Robert Edgar was born on July 25, 1927 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States. Son of Edgar Flemming and Mable Marguerite (Relyea) Pyle.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1950. Master of Science (Edward Orton, Junior fellow 1950-1951), West Virginia University, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy (university engineering experiment station grantee 1951-1953), West Virginia University, 1953.

      Honorary Doctor of Science, West Virginia University, 1980.

    Career

    • With Union Carbide Corporation, 1952-1986, industrial chemicals division New York City, 1977-1979, president performance chemicals and polymers division, 1979, corporation vice president Danbury, Connecticut, 1979-1986.

    Politics

    The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Language of a derogatory nature (with regard to race, nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexuality, and physical differences) does not reflect value of one another and contradicts the Christian teaching.

    Membership

    Founder, co-chairman Larchmont-Mamaroneck (New York ) Community Committee Specific Learning Disabilities, 1970-1973. Board directors West Virginia University Foundation, 1976-1986. With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946.

    Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, Finance Executives Institute, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon. Clubs: Snee Farm Country (Mount Pleasant). Lodges: Masons.

    Connections

    • Married Betty Loraine Ray, May 28, 1949. Children– Susan Ann, Paul Thomas, Roberta Rae.
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    • 1950
      West Virginia University
    • 1951
      Junior fellow 1950-51)
    • 1953
      West Virginia University
    • 1980
      West Virginia University
    • 1952 - 1986
      With Union Carbide Corporation
    • 1977 - 1979
      With Union Carbide Corporation