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Insurance company executive

Robert Emmet O'Brien, American insurance company executive. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross (England).


O'Brien, Robert Emmet was born on September 13, 1923 in St. Louis. Son of Algernon Francis Adams and Adeline (von Weisert) O'B.


Bachelor of Business Administration, St. Saint Louis University, 1946;Master of Business Administration, St. Saint Louis University, 1947.


Principal, partner R. Newman & R. O'Brien, St. Louis, 1946-1952. Member Lloyd's of London, from 1952. Director Hunter Engineering Company, St. Louis, 1946-1972, Atlas Manufacturing Company, St. Louis, 1965-1980, Narraganssett Corporation, St. Louis and Moberly, Missouri, 1965-1980, Mid-America Coffee Company, St. Louis, 1970-1975, Golden-Dipt Corporation and DCA (New York ), New York City, 1948-1970.

Consultant international insurance The Law Firm of Honorable Wilbur D. Mills and Herman E. Talmadge, Washington, London, from 1976. President North Atlantic Assurance Company Ltd., London, 1962-1975. Elected honorary director Atlantic Council of the United States.


Treasurer St. Louis Trust Council, 1949-1965. Appointed to Board Life Governors Royal Hospital Putney, West Hill, London, 1969. Councillor The Athletic Council of the United States, Atlantic Council of the United States, Carnegie Foundation.

Member United States Olympics (Ice) Speed Skating Team, 1939. Trustee Errol Flynn Estate, Jamaica and London, 1959-1964. Member Hiberian United Services Club, Dublin, Ireland.

With Air Corps United States Army, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations, North African Theatre of Operations. Member DAV (life), Royal Air Force Society, Zurich International Insurers (appointed), Life Underwriters, Million Dollar Round Table (life), Mid-Atlantic Club, Royal Yacht Club Hobart Tasmania, Royal Yacht Club Tasmania, Army and Navy Club Washington (honorary), Devonshire Club (London), Irish National (London), Liberal Club (London), Royal Jamacia Yacht Club (life), Missouri Athletic Club, Royal Yacht of Fiji, Royal Scots Military Club (Edinburgh), United States SAMOA Society Southern Pacific, Bridlespur Hunt and Polo Club, Flying Tigers Club (life, China and District of Columbia).


Married Mary Lou Gallagher, July 20, 1946 (divorced 1978). Children: Robert Junior, Gardnar, Scott, Derek, Mary Berkeley. Married Marian Strong Achilles, June 30, 1983.

Algernon Francis Adams O'B.

Adeline (von Weisert) O'B.

Mary Lou Gallagher

Marian Strong Achilles

Robert Junior O'Brien

Gardnar O'Brien

Scott O'Brien

Derek O'Brien

Mary Berkeley O'Brien