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Christopher Rhinelander Robert

merchant , philanthropist

Christopher Rhinelander Robert, American merchant, philanthropist. member exec.

Background

Robert, Christopher Rhinelander was born on March 23, 1802 in Brook Haven, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, United States. Son of Daniel and Mary Tangier (Smith) Robert.

Education

Established firm Robert & Williams, Importers sugar, cotton, tea, 1835-1862. President Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company, 1858-1863. Superintendent Sunday School, elder Laight St.

Career

President Del; made substantial anonymous gifts to Beloit and Hamilton colls.

Membership

Member exec.

Connections

Married Anna Maria Shaw, 1830.

father:
Daniel Robert

mother:
Mary Tangier (Smith) Robert

spouse:
Anna Maria Shaw