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Robert Glasgow Howlett, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1932, New York 1940, District of Columbia 1945, Michigan 1947, Tennessee 1947.


Howlett, Robert Glasgow was born on November 10, 1906 in Bay City, Michigan, United States. Son of Lewis Glasgow and Anne Lucile (Hurst) Howlett.


Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1929. Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1932.


Partner, Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1949-1983;of counsel, Varnum Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1983-1988. Member Michigan Employment Relations Commission, 1963-1976, chairman, 1964-1976. Chairman Federal Service Impasses Panel, 1976-1978, 82-84, member, from 1984.

Secretary, board directors Light Metals Corporation, Elston Richards Inc. Member Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel, 1976-1978, from 1981. Industry member shipbldg.commn.

National War Labor Board, 1943-1945. Special assistant attorney general, department aero State of Michigan, 1957-1961. Visiting professor Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1972, 75.


  • Bar: Illinois 1932, New York 1940, District of Columbia 1945, Michigan 1947, Tennessee 1947.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Chairman Kent County Republican Committee, 1956-1961. Delegate Republican National Convention, 1960. Member American Bar Association, Grand Rapids Bar Association (president 1962-1963), State Bar Michigan, National Academy Arbitrators, Industrial Relations Research Association (president Detroit chapter 1978-1979), Society Professionals in Dispute Resolution (president 1974-1975), Association Labor Relations Agencies (president 1977-1978), American Arbitration Association (board directors from 1975, Distinguished Service award 1982, Whitney North Seymour Senior award 1984), Society Labor Relations Professionals (Distinguished Service award 1988).

Clubs: Kent Country, Peninsular (Grand Rapids).


Married Barbara Withey, September 19, 1936. Children: Eleanor Howlett Burton, Craig G., Douglas W.

Lewis Glasgow Howlett

Anne Lucile (Hurst) Howlett

Barbara Withey

Eleanor Howlett Burton Howlett

Craig G. Howlett

Douglas W. Howlett