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Robert Elston Cawthorn, British, American health care executive.

Background

Cawthorn, Robert Elston was born on September 28, 1935 in Masham, England. Came to the United States, 1982. Son of Gerald P. and Gertrude E. (Longster) Cawthorn.

Education

Bachelor in Agriculture, Cambridge University, 1959.

Career

Various executive positions, Pfizer, Inc., Canada, Africa, Middle East and Europe, 1961-1979;president, Biogen S.A., Geneva, 1979-1982;president, Rorer International, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, 1982-1983;executive vice president, Rorer Group, Inc., 1982-1984;president, Rorer Group, Inc., 1985-1985;president, chief Executive officer, Rorer Group, Inc., 1985-1986;chairman, chief Executive officer, Rorer Group, Inc., from 1986;Chief Executive Officer, Rhóne-Poulenc Rorer, Inc. (formerly Rorer Group, Inc.), Collegeville, Pennsylvania, 1988-1995;chairman, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc. (formerly Rorer Group, Inc.), Collegeville, Pennsylvania, 1988-1996;Chairman, Board Of Directors, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc.

(formerly Rorer Group, Inc.), Collegeville, Pennsylvania, since 1996;chairman emeritus, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc. (formerly Rorer Group, Inc.), Collegeville, Pennsylvania, since 1996;chairman, Fisons plc, 1995-1996;managing director, Global Health Care Partners, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Merchant Banking Partners, since 1996. Board directors Sun Company Inc., Columbia Broadcasting System Corporation.

Membership

Board of directors United Way Southeastern Pennsylvania, trustee, 1985-1996. Board directors Greater Philadelphia 1st. corporation, 1986-1995, World Affairs Council Pennsylvania, 1986-1990, International Business Forum, chairman, 1987-1989. Trustee The Baldwin School, 1984-1986, University of Pennsylvania, since 1992, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, since 1992.

Member Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (board directors 1985-1994), Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (board directors since 1987).

Connections

Married H. Susan Marshall, January 15, 1960. Children: Amanda, Liza.