Boyd, Robert Osborne was born on July 29, 1903 in Kennewick, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Daniel and Ethel (Axtell) Boyd.
Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1926, Master of Arts (honorary), 1961. Postgraduate George Washington University, 1930-1933, Bachelor of Laws, 1956.
1 son, Daniel Zurcher. Admitted to Oregon bar, 1933, practiced in Portland. Counsel Oregon Liquor Control Commission, 1939-1942.
Member emergency bds. authorized under Railway Labor Act to investigate different disputes affecting several railroads, airlines and their employees, 1948-1952. Neutral referee National R.R. Adjustment Board, 1948-1952. Member National Mediation Board, 1954-1963, chairman board, 1956-1960.
Arbitrator railroad and industrial disputes, after 1962.
Served with United States Coast Guard (TR), 1944-1945. Member American (house delegations 1952-1954), Oregon (governor 1946-1949) bar associations, National Academy Arbitrators, English Speaking Union (president Portland 1953-1954), World Affairs Council Oregon (president 1952-1953), Portland Committee Foreign Relations (secretary 1947-1954), S.A.R. (president Oregon 1944), Phi Delta Theta, Delta Theta Phi. Mason.; Clubs: University, Multnomah Athletic (Portland).