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Insurance company executive

Robb Beardsley Kelley was American insurance company executive. Recipient Brotherhood award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1967, Des Moines Community award for distinguished community service, 1970, Alexis de Tocqueville award, 1985, Distinguished award Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts American, 1988; named to Iowa Business Hallof Fame, 1991.

Background

Kelley, Robb Beardsley was born on January 21, 1917 in Des Moines. Son of Lawrence Elam and Susan Josephine (Gunn) Kelley.

Education

Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1938. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Drake University, 1984.

Career

With, Employers Mutual Casualty Company, 1939-1996;chairman, Electric Membership Corporation Insurance Company, Des Moines, 1963-1983;president, chairman, Chief Executive Officer (formerly Chief Executive Officer all Electric Membership Corporation Insurance Companies), Electric Membership Corporation Insurance Group Inc., 1974-1994. Board of Governors, trustee Insurance Institute American.

Membership

Past chairman, life trustee Drake University, Des Moines. Lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1944. Member Society Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (past national president 1971), Shriners.

Connections

Married Winifred Elizabeth Murray, June 21, 1951. Children: Bruce Gunn, Carolyn Robb, Sarah Gordon.

father:
Lawrence Elam Kelley

mother:
Susan Josephine (Gunn) Kelley

spouse:
Winifred Elizabeth Murray

child:
Bruce Gunn Kelley

child:
Carolyn Robb Kelley

child:
Sarah Gordon Kelley