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Robert Ellas Friend

manufacturer executive.

Robert Ellas Friend, American manufacturer executive. Member National Industrial Conference Board, American Bureau Shipping.; Member Cornellian Council. Vice president,; Served as major Ordnance Department, 1917-1919.; Member Engineers Society Milwaukee, Army Ordnance Association, Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers, Theta Xi.

Background

Friend, Robert Ellas was born on September 1, 1886 in Merton, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Jacob E. and Alice (Levy) F.: Mechanical Engineering, Cornell, 1909.

Education

Joined Nordberg Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1909. director, since 1920, president, since 1924. Director Marine National Exchange Bank.

Career

Director Marine National.

Membership

Member National Industrial Conference Board, American Bureau Shipping. Member Cornellian Council. Vice president,; Served as major Ordnance Department, 1917-1919.

Member Engineers Society Milwaukee, Army Ordnance Association, Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers, Theta Xi. Clubs: University, Engineers, Wisconsin. Milwaukee Athletic, Chenequa Country, Pine Lake Yacht, Cornell (Milwaukee).

Connections

Married Neita Oviatt, January 17, 1914. Children: Carl O., John M., Edward S., Sally F. Munro, Roberta, and F. Downey.

father:
Jacob E. Mechanical Engineering

mother:
Alice (Levy) F.: Mechanical Engineering

spouse:
Neita Oviatt

children:
Carl O. Friend

John M. Friend

Edward S. Friend

Sally F. Munro Friend

Roberta Friend

and F. Downey Friend