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electric motor manufacturing company executive

Robert Pleasants Nixon, American former electric motor manufacturing company executive. Certified Public Accountant.

Background

Nixon, Robert Pleasants was born on December 5, 1913 in Rome, Georgia, United States. Son of George Felton and Eunice (Adamson) Nixon.

Education

Graduate summa cum laude, Darlington School, 1931. Bachelor of Arts in Economics with honors, Duke University, 1935.

Career

Treasurer, director, public, Business News Public Company, Detroit, 1935-1948; assistant to vice president, Wachovia Bank & Trust Company, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1941; auditor, Jacuzzi Brothers, Inc., Richmond, California, 1948-1952; vice president, 1st controller then secretary-treasurer, Franklin Electric Company, Inc., Bluffton, Indiana, 1952-1983; also director Franklin Electric and subsidiary in Canada, Europe, South Africa. Secretary, Oil Dynamics, Inc., Tulsa, 1967-1983.

Achievements

  • Certified Public Accountant.

Membership

Board directors Caylor-Nickel Hospital, Bluffton, 1974-1983. Board directors, executive committee Allen-Wells Red Cross, 1980-1982. President Wells County Foundation, 1972.

Member board visiting Ball State University, 1968-1972. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945, PTO. Lieutenant Commander Reserve 1949.

Member National Association of Manufacturers (environmental quality committee), Indiana Chamber of Commerce (taxation committee), The Garden Conservancy, Detroit Tennis Club, Fort Wayne Racquet Club, Parlor City Country Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Kappa Psi, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Nu.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: tree gardening.

Connections

Married Helen May Hill, June 4, 1942. Children: Robert H., Edward H., James R.

father:
George Felton Nixon

mother:
Eunice (Adamson) Nixon

spouse:
Helen May Hill

child:
Edward H. Nixon

child:
Robert H. Nixon

child:
James R. Nixon