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investment company executive

Robert James Armstrong Irwin was American investment company executive. Board directors Boys Club Western New York, 1953; trustee Baird Foundation, since 1965, Old Fort Niagara Association, since 1986, Ridley College Scholarship Fund, Inc., James H. Cummings Foundation, since 1978, New York State History Association, Shaw Festival Foundation; Member Saturn Club, Buffalo Canoe, Royal Canadian Yacht (Toronto), University (New York City).

Background

Irwin, Robert James Armstrong was born on June 27, 1927 in Buffalo. Son of Robert J.A. and Dorothy (McLean) Irwin.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Colgate University, 1949;postgraduate, U. Buffalo, 1949-1950;postgraduate, Babson Institute Finance, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1952-1953.

Career

With Marine Trust Company Western New York, Buffalo, 1958-1966. Vice president Marine Midland Banks, Incorporated, New York York City, 1966-1969, senior vice president, 1969-1971. Executive vice president Dreyfus-Marine Midland Management Corporation, 1970-1972.

Senior executive vice president Niagara Share Corporation, Buffalo, 1972-1974, president, 1974-1992, Chief Executive Officer, 1988-1992, also board directors. Advisory board member Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, 1975—2008, director emeritus, since 2008. Chairman board, Chief Executive Officer, treasurer ASA Ltd., 1993—2004.

Chairman, president, treasurer ASA (Bermuda) Ltd., 2004—2007. Chief Executive Officer, chairman, president, treasurer ASA Ltd., 2007—2009.

Membership

Board of directors Boys Club of Western New York, 1953, U. Cape Town Fund, Inc., Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute, since 1975. Trustee Baird Foundation, since 1965, Old Fort Niagara Association, since 1986, Ridley College Scholarship Fund, Inc., James H. Cummings Foundation, since 1978, Library. Foundation Buffalo & Erie County.

Trustee, treasurer St. Barnabas College Fund Inc. Member Saturn Club, Mid Day, Buffalo Canoe, Royal Canadian Yacht (Toronto), University Club (New York City).

Connections

Married Donna Henwood, September 10, 1966. Children: William Baird, Elaine Mitchell, Elizabeth Flora, Robert J.A. IV, Ronald Henwood, Derrick Millet.

father:
Robert J.A. Irwin

mother:
Dorothy (McLean) Irwin

spouse:
Donna Henwood

children:
William Baird Irwin

Elaine Mitchell Irwin

Elizabeth Flora Irwin

Robert J.A. IV Irwin

Ronald Henwood Irwin

Derrick Millet Irwin