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Robert Hale Ives Goddard, American investment executive.


Goddard, Robert Hale Ives was born on December 9, 1909 in Providence. Son of Robert Hale Ives and Margaret (Hazard) Goddard.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1932. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1934. Dr Humanitarian Service (honorary), Providence College, 1968.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Brown University, 1982. Doctor of Business Administration, Bryant College Business Administration, 1990.


Managing partner, Lonsdale Company, Providence, 1940-1943;manager machinery export department, Anderson, Clayton & Company, 1946-1950;trustee, Providence Institution for Savings, 1939-1966;director, Merchants. Cold Storage & Warehouse Company, Inc., 1971-1986;director, Providence Washington Insurance Company, 1942-1974;director, New England Telephone & Telegraph Company, 1962-1978;director, Providence Investors Company, 1952-1978;treasurer, director, Warwick Land Company, 1932-1974;president, Warwick Land Company, 1960-1974;Chairman of the Board, Warwick Land Company, since 1974.


  • Other Work

    • Author: articles sailing vessels American Neptune magazine.


Board directors Rhode Island Hospital Trust Company, 1938-1982, executive committee, 1959-1982, trust committee, 1960-1982, honorary director, 1982-1991. Chairman Rhode Island United Fund campaign, 1959. President Providence Atheanaeum, 1966-1970, Butler Hospital, 1972-1978, Slater Mill Historic Site, 1981-1983.

Trustee Brown & Ives, since 1946. President United Fund, 1964-1967, Greater Providence Young Men’s Christian Association, 1967-1969. Vestry St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1973-1982, junior warden, 1982-1985, 89-92, senior warden, 1986-1988.

Trustee Rhode Island Foundation, 1961-1994, chairman, 1980-1994. Member of Agawam Hunt (Providence), Hope (Providence), New York Yacht.


Married Hope Linton Drury, June 18, 1937. Children– Margaret H. (Mistress Robert Leeson, Junior), Robert Hale Ives III, William Holland Drury, Thomas Poynton Ives, Moses Brown Ives.

Robert Hale Ives Goddard

Margaret (Hazard) Goddard

Hope Linton Drury

Margaret H. (Mistress Robert Leeson Goddard

Junior) Goddard

Robert Hale Ives III Goddard

William Holland Drury Goddard

Thomas Poynton Ives Goddard

Moses Brown Ives Goddard