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Robert Perry Shorts

banker

Robert Perry Shorts, Canadian banker. Recipient Horatio Alger award American Schools and Colls. Association, 1963. Member Saginaw Board Commerce (president 1924-1925), Phi Kappa Psi.; Mason (32, Shriner), Rotarian.

Background

Shorts, Robert Perry was born on December 30, 1879 in Morris, Manitoba, Canada. Son of Robert and Eliza Jane (Armstrong) Shorts.

Education

Graduate Central Michigan State Normal College, 1900. Bachelor of Laws, University Michigan, 1906.

Career

Principal public schools Lainsbury, Michigan, 1901-1902. Practice law, Saginaw, Michigan, 1907. General counsel and director United States Health & Accident Insurance Company, 1907-1914.

1st vice-president, director Mass Bonding & Insurance Company, Boston, 1914-1918. Vice president F.W. & F. Carlisle Company, Saginaw, 1919-1920. Vice-president, director 2d National Bank, Saginaw, 1921-1928, president, 1929-1957, Chairman of the Board, 1957-1965, honorary chairman, 1965-1975.

Director Michigan Bell Telephone Сompany Board of directors Saginaw Community Chest.

Religion

Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.

Views

Every member of a Christian Church should be delicate to other people and use appropriate language while communicating with others.

Membership

Member Saginaw Board Commerce (president 1924-1925), Phi Kappa Psi. Mason (32, Shriner), Rotarian. Clubs: Saginaw, Saginaw Country, Detroit.

Speaker and writer on economics subjects.

Connections

Married Helen Hubbard Houseman, November 12, 1907. Children: Robert Lester (deceased), Mistress.

father:
Robert Shorts

mother:
Eliza Jane (Armstrong) Shorts

spouse:
Helen Hubbard Houseman

children:
Robert Lester Shorts (deceased)

Mrs Shorts