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Robert Frederick Hendrickson

Robert Frederick Hendrickson, American pharmaceutical company executive.


  • Hendrickson, Robert Frederick was born on January 5, 1933 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles H. and Ruth E. Hendrickson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Economics magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1954. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1958.


    • Engaged in production planning, international division International Latex Corporation, Dover, Delaware, 1958-1961. Manager production planning and control Merck Sharp & Dohme, West Point, Pennsylvania, 1961-1966, director long-range planning, 1966-1968, executive secretary new products committee, 1968-1969, director production planning and control, 1969-1971, director operations, 1971-1972, vice president operations, 1972-1980. Senior vice president Merck & Company, Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, 1981-1985, senior vice president manufacturing and technical, 1985-1990, retired, 1990.

      Manufacturing consultant, since 1990. Board director Cytogen, Inc., Unigene, Inc. Trustee Carrier Foundation, since 1992.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Board director Lenape Valley Mental Health Foundation, 1972-1980, president, 1976-1977. Trustee New Jersey State Safety Council, 1980-1990, New England History Genealogical Society, since 1999, Center Theological Inquiry, 2005^, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 2005^. With Army of the United States, 1954-1956.

    Member North Pennsylvania C. of Chamber (board directors 1974-1977), Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Association (chairman production and engineering section 1980-1981), National Organization of Women Legal, Defense and Education Fund (board directors 1987-1993), New Jersey State Chamber of Chamber (board directors 1985-1990), New Jersey Council for the Humanities (trustee 1992-1996).


    • Married Virginia H. Emery, April 27, 1963. Children: Karen, Susan, Douglas.
    • father: Charles H.
    • mother: Ruth E. Hendrickson
    • spouse: Virginia H. Emery
    • children: Karen Hendrickson
    • Susan Hendrickson
    • Douglas Hendrickson
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    • 1954
      Harvard University
    • 1958
      Harvard University
    • 1961 - 1966
      manager, production planning and control Merck Sharp & Dohme
      West Point, Mississippi, United States
    • 1981 - 1985
      senior, vice president Merck & Company
      Rahway, New Jersey, United States
    • 1990
      manufacturing consultant
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