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Investment banker

Robert Jackson Block, American Born: Seattle, October 20, 1922 Investment banker ( fin: investment service) investment banker. Member Washington State Bar Association (fee arbitration panel, visiting consultant), College.

Background

Block, Robert Jackson was born on October 20, 1922 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Max Harry and Esther Ida (Parker) Block.

Education

Attended, Stanford University, 1940—1942. Attended, University Washington, 1942—1943.

Career

Assistant to president Block Shoe Stores, Inc., Seattle, 1946-1956, president, 1956-1958. President Columbia-Cascade Securities Corporation, Seattle, 1958-1977. President National Securities Corporation, Seattle, 1977-1980, chairman, chief Executive officer, 1980-1985, founding director, Chairman of the Board, from 1985.

Founding director North West Bank (merged with Old National Bank). Consultant Area Redevelopment Administration, 1961-1962. Executive reservist policy secretariat National Defense Executive Reserve.

General Services Administration, from 1968. Named to Seattle Center Legion of Honor Seattle Ctr.Adv. Commission & Seattle Center Foundation, 1987.

President Block Foundation, Inc., Allied Arts Foundation. Former chairman Puget Sound chapter National Foundation March of Dimes. Member of national executive council American Jewish Committee.

Former member SeattleBd. Park Commissioners; chairman, director Cornish Institute, 1980-1982. Former trusteePilchuck School, Stanwood, Washington.

Board directors Seattle Public Library Foundation. Chairman King County (Washington) United Service Organizations Committee, 1950-1952. Chairman Civic Center Committee, Seattle, 1954.

Co-chairman Metro Campaign Committee, Seattle, 1958. Alternate delegate Democratic National Convention, 1956. King County co-chairman Volunteers for Stevenson, 1956.

Elected King County Freeholder, 1967.

Membership

President Block Foundation, Inc., Allied Arts Foundation. Former chairman Puget Sound chapter National Foundation March of Dimes. Member national executive council American Jewish Committee.

Former member Seattle Board Park Commissioners. Chairman, director Cornish Institute, 1980-1982. Former trustee Pilchuck School, Stanwood, Washington.

Board directors Seattle Public Library. Foundation; chairman King County (Washington) United Service Organizations Committee, 1950-1952. Chairman Civic Center Committee, Seattle, 1954.

Co-chairman Metro Campaign Committee, Seattle, 1958. Alternate delegate Democratic National Convention, 1956. King County co-chairman Volunteers for Stevenson, 1956.

Elected King County Freeholder, 1967. Member of Washington State Bar Association (fee arbitration panel, visiting consultant), Rainier Club, College Club (Seattle).

Connections

Married Dorohty Wolens, August 11, 1946 (deceased). Children: Jonathan, Adam, Daniel, Kenan, Susanna, Mary Judith. Married Mary Lou Moats, December 26, 1972.

Children: Melinda Mulvaney, Newton Moats, Christina Moats, Tamara Moats.

father:
Max Harry Block

mother:
Esther Ida (Parker) Block

spouses:
Mary Lou Moats

Dorohty Wolens

children:
Tamara Moats Block

Kenan Block

Mary Judith Block

Adam Block

Susanna Block

Christina Moats Block

Melinda Mulvaney Block

Daniel Block

Newton Moats Block

Jonathan Block