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Robert Imbrie Smith, American banker. Recipient Yale medal Yale University, 1982; recipient Human Rights award Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, 1982; fellow Timothy Dwight College, Yale University, since 1976.


Smith, Robert Imbrie was born on February 23, 1931 in New York City. Son of F. Harold and Pauline (Curtiss) Smith.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1952. Postgraduate, Harvard University Law School, 1955. Master of Business Administration, Columbia University, 1957.

Doctor of Laws, Ursinus College, 1984. Doctor of Humane Letters, Hahnemann University, 1984. Doctor of Laws, Spring Garden College, 1985.

Doctor of Laws, Thomas Jefferson University, 1986.


With, Sun Oil Corporation, Philadelphia, 1957-1972; manager accounting department, Sun Oil Corporation, 1968-1972; vice president, treasurer, The Glenmede Trust Company and Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, 1972-1977; president, chief Executive officer, The Glenmede Trust Company, Philadelphia, 1977-1986; also board directors, The Glenmede Trust Company, Philadelphia retired, The Glenmede Trust Company, 1986; retired, The Pew Charitable Trusts president, chief Executive officer, Guaranty Bank of Princeton (New Jersey), 1988-1990. Board directors Mohawk Paper Mills, Inc., Cohoes, New York, The Rittenhouse Trust, Philadelphia.


Member council and executive committee Yale University, New Haven, since 1979, member development board, executive committee, since 1983. Member President's Task Force on Arts and Humanities, Washington, 1981. Member American Philosophical Society, Century Association New York City Clubs: Philadelphia, Union League, Yale (president 1970-1972), Merion Cricket (Haverford), Yale (New York City).


Married Tamara Stech. Children: Elizabeth Curtiss, Robert Imbrie Junior.

F. Harold Smith

Pauline (Curtiss) Smith

Tamara Stech