Forest, Robert Weeks De was born on April 25, 1848 in New York, United States. Son of Henry G. and Julia Brasher (Weeks) D.
Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1870, A.M., 1873, Doctor of Laws, 1904. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1872. Doctor of Laws, Hamilton College, 1919, New York University, 1923.
Also studied at University of Bonn.
Admitted to bar, 1871. Joined father’s and uncle’s law firm, Weeks, Forster & De Forest. Then with brother, Henry W., and sons, Johnston and Henry L., in firm of De Forest Brothers General counsel Central R.R. of New Jersey, 1874-1924.
President Hackensack (New Jersey) Water Company, 1885-1926, Chairman of the Board, since 1926. President Dolphin Jute Mills, Seawaren Improvement Company. Vice-president New York & Long Branch Railroad Company Chairman New York State Tenement House Commission, 1900.
President National Conference Charities and Correction, Atlanta, 1903. President Municipal Art Commission, New York, 1905-1929. Vice president American Red Cross.
President Russell Sage Foundation. President National Housing Association Home: New York, New York.