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banker , secretary of defense

Robert Abercrombie Lovett, American Banker. Decorated 1919 Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal; Grand Cross Order Leopold II (Belgium); Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1963. Life member emeritus corporation Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Served as pilot, lieutenant commander AS, United States Navy, 1917-1918. Member Century Association, Yale Club, Creek Club (Locust Valley), Metropolitan Club (Washington), Links Club (New York City).

Background

Lovett, Robert Abercrombie was born on September 14, 1895 in Huntsville, Texas, United States. Son of Robert Scott and Lavinia Chilton (Abercrombie) Lovett.

Education

Bachelor, Yale, 1918. Master of Arts, Yale. Doctor of Laws, Yale.

Postgraduate law, Harvard, 1920. Postgraduate business administration, Harvard, 1921. Doctor of Laws, Amherst.

Doctor of Laws, Brown University. Doctor of Laws, Columbia University. Doctor of Laws, Harvard University.

Doctor of Laws, Long Island University. Doctor of Laws, Princeton University. Doctor of Laws, Sam Houston State Teachers College.

Doctor of Laws, Williams College.

Career

Clerk, National Bank Commerce, New York City, 1921;partner, Brown Brothers Harriman & Company, 1926;resigned, Brown Brothers Harriman & Company, December 1940;readmitted, Brown Brothers Harriman & Company, 1946-1947, 49-50;general partner, Brown Brothers Harriman & Company, from 1953;special assistant to secretary war, 1940-1941;assistant secretary war for air, 1941-1945;undersecretary state, 1947-1949;deputy secretary defense, 1950-1951;secretary defense, 1951-1953.

Achievements

  • Century Association; Yale Club; Creek Club (Locust Valley) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE `description` = VALUES(`description`); Metropolitan Club (Washington) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE `description` = VALUES(`description`); Links Club (New York City).

Membership

Life member emeritus corporation Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Served as pilot, lieutenant Commander AS, United States Navy, 1917-1918. Member Century Association, Yale Club, Creek Club (Locust Valley), Metropolitan Club (Washington), Links Club (New York City).

Connections

Married Adele Quartley Brown, April 19, 1919 (deceased January 4, 1986). Children: Evelyn (deceased 1967), Robert Scott II (deceased 1984).

father:
Robert Scott Lovett

mother:
Lavinia Chilton (Abercrombie) Lovett

spouse:
Adele Quartley Brown

children:
Evelyn Lovett (deceased 1967)

Robert Scott II Lovett (deceased 1984)