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businessman , inventor

Robert Gregory Merrick, inventor, businessman. Achievements include invention of transparent watch calendar, slide rule calculator, business card punch. Delaware White House Conference Small Business, 1980; Member of California Inventors Council (president 1979-1980, board directors 1973-1983), American Marketing Association, Elks Lodge (Palo Alto), Delta Upsilon.

Background

Merrick, Robert Gregory was born on July 29, 1932 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Roy Birchard Merrick and Elizabeth Aileen Mulgrew.

Education

Associate of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1952. Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1954.

Career

Assistant advertising manager General Metals Corporation, San Francisco, 1958—1960. Product advertising manager Fairchild Semicondr., Mountain View, 1960—1966. Account executive Hal Lawrence Advertising Agency, Palo Alto, 1966—1968.

Founder, Chief Executive Officer Merrick Industries Inc., Sunnyvale, since 1968. Founder, director Pioneer Savings & Loan, San Jose, 1973—1981. Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1955-1958, 1961-1962, Vietnam.

Achievements

  • Achievements include invention of transparent watch calendar, slide rule calculator, business card punch.

Membership

Delaware White House Conference Small Business, 1980. Member of California Inventors Council (president 1979-1980, board directors 1973-1983), American Marketing Association, Elks Lodge (Palo Alto), Delta Upsilon.

Connections

Married Letha M. Merrill, July 11, 1959. Children: Anne Elizabeth, Katherine Clare, John Patrick.

father:
Roy Birchard Merrick

mother:
Elizabeth Aileen Mulgrew

spouse:
Letha M. Merrill

child:
Anne Elizabeth Merrick

child:
Katherine Clare Merrick

child:
John Patrick Merrick