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container manufacturing executive

Robert Stuart, American container manufacturing executive.


Stuart, Robert was born on August 3, 1921 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert S. and Marie (Vavra) Solinsky.


Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, Chicago, 1943. Doctor of Laws, University Illinois, Chicago, 1982.


Secretary-treasurer, general manager Warren Metal Decorating Company, 1947-1949. Assistant to general manager Cans, Inc., 1950-1952. Assistant to vice president, then vice president National Can Corporation, Chicago, 1953-1959, executive vice president, 1959-1963, president, 1963-1969, chief executive, 1966-1969, chairman board, Chief Executive Officer, 1969-1973, chairman board, 1973-1983, chairman finance committee, 1983, member corporation development committee, until 1986, chairman emeritus, since 1986.

Past president, board directors Corporation Responsibility Group of Greater Chicago.


Past president, board directors Chicago Crime Commission. Past director National Crime Prevention Council. Founding chairman National Minority Supplier Development Council, 1972-1973, Lloyd Morey Scholarship Fund: Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, past trustee.

Past member advisory board Salvation Army, Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development. Chairman emeritus World Federalist Association. Past board directors, past moderator Millard Congressional Church.

Past president Central Church Chicago. Chairman emeritus Association to Unite the Democracies. Captain Army of the United States, 1943-1946.

Member of Rotary (past president Chicago club, past district governor), Little Ship Club (London), Yacht Club, Chicago Club, Masons (32d degree, Red Cross of Constantine), Alpha Kappa Lambda (past national president).


Married Lillian C. Kondelik, December 5, 1962 (deceased May 1978). Married Lila Winterhoff Peters, May 21, 1982, (deceased, December 07).

Robert S. Solinsky

Marie (Vavra) Solinsky

Lila Winterhoff Peters

Lillian C. Kondelik