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Robert Earl Robinson

Robert Earl Robinson, American chemicals executive. Achievements include patents in field.


  • Robinson, Robert Earl was born on August 3, 1927 in Covington, Kentucky, United States. Son of Adolph Earl and Frances Elizabeth (Rouse) Robinson.

  • Education

    • AB, Berea College, 1949. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1953.

      Postgraduate, University Cincinnati, 1964.


    • Project leader United States Industrial Chemicals, Cincinnati, 1953-1964. Group leader Stauffer Chemical Company, Weston, Michigan, 1964-1965. Research director Cardinal Chemical Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1965-1966.

      Executive vice president Lindau Chemicals Inc., 1966-1986, president, since 1986. Director Richland Land Development Company, Columbia. With United States Army, 1946-1947.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents in field.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Fundraiser American Cancer Society, Columbia, 1991. Board directors South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, 1993—1999, since 2000, Palmetto Opera, since 1999. Fellow: American Institute Chemists.

    Member: American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, American Chemical Society (chair division small chemical business 1993, 1998), Mensa, Sherlock Holmes Society London, Baker St. Irregulars.



    Sherlock holmes, computer science, serious music.


    • Married Myrtle Caroline Tonne, June 10, 1951. Children: Linda Ann, Carol Eileen Robinson Cranford, Timothy John.
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    • 1949
      Berea College
    • 1951
      Purdue University
    • 1953
      Purdue University
    • 1964
      University Cincinnati
    • 1953 - 1964
      Project leader, United States Industrial Chemicals
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • 1964 - 1965
      group leader, Stauffer Chemical Company
      Weston, Missouri, United States
    • 1965 - 1966
      research director, Cardinal Chemical Company
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
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