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Laurence Ballard Robbins

Assistant Secretary

Laurence Ballard Robbins, American assistant secretary of the treasury. Served as major Field Artillery, 42d (Rainbow) Division, Advertising Educational Foundation, 1917-1919.

Background

Robbins, Laurence Ballard was born on December 18, 1887 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Frank A. and Fanny (Goodrich) Robbins.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, Yale, 1908.

Career

Mining engineer, 1908-1910. With Crane Brothers, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1910-1911, American Writing Paper Company, 1911-1915. Treasurer Bestwall Manufacturing Company, 1915-1921.

With Northern Trust Company, Chicago, 1921-1952, vice president, 1926-1952. Deputy administrator Reconstruction Finance Corporation Washington, 1953, administrator, 1954. Assistant secretary treasury, since 1954.

Membership

Served as major Field Artillery, 42d (Rainbow) Division, Advertising Educational Foundation, 1917-1919. Clubs: Chicago, Yale, Commercial, Attic (Chicago).

Connections

Married Sarah Granger Farwell, July 1, 1922. Children: Sarah Farwell II, Olive Farwell, Laurence.

father:
Frank A Robbins

mother:
Fanny (Goodrich) Robbins

wife:
Sarah Granger Farwell

daughter:
Sarah Farwell II

son:
Laurence

daughter:
Olive Farwell