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Robert W. W. Galvin Edit Profile

electronics executive

Robert W. Galvin, American Electronics executive. Recipient National medal Technology unites states department Commerce Technology Administration; named Decision Maker of Year Chicago Association Commerce and Industry-American Statis.Assn., 1973; Sword of Loyola award Loyola University, Chicago; Washington award Western Society Engineers, 1984.


Galvin, Robert W. was born on October 9, 1922 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States.


Student, University Notre Dame. Student, University Chicago. Doctor of Laws, Quincy College.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Ambrose College. Doctor of Laws (honorary), DePaul University. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Arizona State University.


With, Motorola, Inc., Chicago, since 1940;executive vice president, Motorola, Inc., Chicago, 1948-1956;former president, Motorola, Inc., Chicago, from 1956;Chairman of the Board, Motorola, Inc., Chicago, 1964-1990;now chairman of the executive committee, Motorola, Inc., Chicago, since 1990;chief Executive officer, Motorola, Inc., Chicago, 1964-1986;also director, Motorola, Inc., ChicagoChairman of the Board, Semantech Inc., Austin, Texas.


  • Other Work

    • Author: America's Founding Secret: What the Scottish Enlightment Taught our Founding Fathers, 2002.


Former member President's Commision on International Trade and Investment. Chairman industry policy advising committee to the United States Trade Republican. Member President's Private Sector Survey.

Chairman President's Advisory Council on Private Sector Initiatives. Chairman Illinois Institute Technology, U. Notre Dame. Board directors Junior Achievement Chicago Served with Signal Corps, Army of the United States, World World War World War II.

Member Electronic Industries Association (president 1966, director, Medal of Honor 1970, Golden Omega award 1981).


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, water-skiing, tennis, horse-riding.


Married Mary Barnes in 1944.

Mary Barnes