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Robert Lee Harmon, American Corporate executive.


Harmon, Robert Lee was born on October 31, 1926 in St. Louis. Son of Jess G. and Lela E. Harmon.


Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, 1949.


Executive assistant to sales manager, International Business Machines Corporation, New York City, 1949-1960; branch manager, International Business Machines Corporation, Chicago, 1960; general manager, McDonnell Automation Center, St. Louis, 1960-1966; vice president, general manager, McDonnell Automation Company, St. Louis, 1966-1970; executive vice president commercial, McDonnell Douglas Automation Company, St. Louis, 1970-1982; corporation vice president civic affairs, McDonnell Douglas Corporation, St. Louis, 1982-1988; consultant, McDonnell Douglas Corporation, St. Louis, 1988-1991; board directors, Care and Counseling, St. Louis, since 1991. Past member of advisory board Boatmen's Bank St. Louis County.


President Missouri Baptist Hospital Pacesetters, 1973-1975. Member executive committee board trustees Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, since 1976, chairman long range planning committee, since 1983. Board directors St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association, 1983-1985, 87-88, BJC Health Systems, St. Louis, since 1994.

Moderator Delmar Baptist Church, St. Louis, 1969-1972, 76-78, member executive council, 1969-1989, 93—, endowment fund director, since 1976, president board trustees, 1979-1989, 93-95, treasurer, since 1996, former deacon, Sunday school teacher. Regional arts commissioner St. Louis, 1989-1992. Chairman New Frontiers district Boy Scouts American, 1976-1978, 80.

Board chairman Junior Achievement Mississippi Valley, Inc., 1987-1989, executive committee board directors, since 1982. Board directors Japan American Society St. Louis, 1984-1990. Chairman Urban League Metropolitan St. Louis, 1988-1990, board directors, since 1983, vice president executive committee, vice chairman corporation partners program Business School, past member board trustees Washington University.

Board directors Veiled Prophet Foundation past president Century Club, Washington University,1983-1985. Executive service Corps, St. Louis Director Served as lieutenant (junior grade) United States Merchant Marine, 1944-1947. Member Omicron Delta Kappa, Delta Sigma Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Clubs: St. Louis Beta Theta Pi (past president).


Married Carolyn Metzger, June 9, 1951. Children: Robert Lee Junior, Barbara C., Nancy K., Celia A., Julia G., Melinda M.

Jess G.

Lela E. Harmon

Carolyn Metzger

Celia A. Harmon

Barbara C. Harmon

Julia G. Harmon

Melinda M. Harmon

Nancy K. Harmon

Robert Lee Junior Harmon