Robert Paul Gerholz Edit Profile
Graduate, Ferris Institute, Big Rapids, Michigan, 1916. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Ferris Institute, Big Rapids, Michigan, 1957. Student, University Wisconsin, 1921.
Doctor in Administration (honorary), Limestone College, 1979.
Founder, Robert P. Gerholz Company, homebuilders, realtors, Flint, Michigan, 1922; president, Gerholz Insurance Service, 1940-1959; president, Gerholz Community Homes, Inc., 1947-1985; president, Gerholz Supply Company, 1949-1985; president, Robert P. Gerholz Organisation, 1952-1985; president, Gerholz Realty, Inc., 1954-1985; president, Gerholz Agency, Inc., 1959-1968; chairman, Gerholz Enterprises treasurer, Gerholz-Healy Company, 1941-1947; treasurer, Bassett Park Homes, Inc., 1943-1947. Board directors Michigan National Bank of Flint, Mack Trucks, Inc., Michigan National Corporation.
Active Young Men’s Christian Association, Boy Scouts American. Member Michigan Governor's Executive Committee State Unemployment Compensation, 1932, Civil Service Commission, 1944-1949. Member industry advising committee Federal Housing Administration, 1957-1961.
Member Governor's Commision on Higher Education, 1973-1974. Member Genessee County Real Estate Board, secretary-treasurer, 1927, president, 1928. President Citizen's Civic League, 1929.
Treasurer Flint Light Opera Company,1944. Director American Real Property Federation, 1956. Member of advisory committee University of Wisconsin School Business, 1966-1968.
Member board control Ferris State College, 1967-1985, vice chairman, 1969-1971, Chairman of the Board, 1972-1979. Executive Committee Religious Heritage American,1969-1985, Chairman of the Board 1976-1985. Executive Committee Campus Crusade for Christ International-Here's Life.
Member of national Executive Committee Horatio Alger awards, 1978-1985. General chairman capital fund campaign Auto World Foundation, Flint, 1981 Served to Lieutenant Field Artillery, United States Army, 1917-1919. Member National Assn, Home Builders (president 1944, chairman Research Institute 1961,board directors), Michigan Real Estate Association (president 1931), United States Chamber of Commerce (director-at-large 1960-1965, chairman Canada-United States committee United States section 1963-1964, president 1965-1966, Chairman of the Board 1966-1967, chairman of the executive committee 1967-1968, F. Stuart Fitzpatrick Memorial award 1968), Michigan Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1968-1985, Chairman of the Board 1972-1973), Urban Land Institute American (trustee 1946-1969, 1st vice president 1953-1954), National Association Real Estate Bds.
(board directors, president 1950), Flint Federation Churches (president 1932), Rotary (president local chapter 1932), Beta Gamma Sigma (honorary.Alpha chapter), Omicron Delta Kappa.
Married Freda Clark, September 15, 1923. Children: Robert Charles, Barbara Lee, Janyce Allyn.
1940 - 1959
1941 - 1947
1943 - 1947
1947 - 1985
1949 - 1985
1952 - 1985
1954 - 1985
1959 - 1968
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Robert P. Gerholz Institute Life-Long Learning named in his honor, Ferris State College, 1983.