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Robert Frederick Hendrickson, American pharmaceutical company executive.


Hendrickson, Robert Frederick was born on January 5, 1933 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles H. and Ruth E. Hendrickson.


Bachelor of Arts in Economics magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1954. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1958.


Engaged in production planning, international division International Latex Corporation, Dover, Delaware, 1958-1961. Manager production planning and control Merck Sharp & Dohme, West Point, Pennsylvania, 1961-1966, director long-range planning, 1966-1968, executive secretary new products committee, 1968-1969, director production planning and control, 1969-1971, director operations, 1971-1972, vice president operations, 1972-1980. Senior vice president Merck & Company, Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, 1981-1985, senior vice president manufacturing and technical, 1985-1990, retired, 1990.

Manufacturing consultant, since 1990. Board director Cytogen, Inc., Unigene, Inc. Trustee Carrier Foundation, since 1992.


Board director Lenape Valley Mental Health Foundation, 1972-1980, president, 1976-1977. Trustee New Jersey State Safety Council, 1980-1990, New England History Genealogical Society, since 1999, Center Theological Inquiry, 2005^, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 2005^. With Army of the United States, 1954-1956.

Member North Pennsylvania C. of Chamber (board directors 1974-1977), Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Association (chairman production and engineering section 1980-1981), National Organization of Women Legal, Defense and Education Fund (board directors 1987-1993), New Jersey State Chamber of Chamber (board directors 1985-1990), New Jersey Council for the Humanities (trustee 1992-1996).


Married Virginia H. Emery, April 27, 1963. Children: Karen, Susan, Douglas.

Charles H.

Ruth E. Hendrickson

Virginia H. Emery

Karen Hendrickson

Susan Hendrickson

Douglas Hendrickson