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Manufacturing executive

Robert Woodward Beart, American manufacturing executive. Achievements include patents in fastener industry. Decorated Commendation medal, 6 Bronze Stars. Member school board School District 207, Park Ridge, Illinois, 1967—1970; Member of Chicago Bar Association, Institute Gas Technology (Chicago) (life; vice chairman board), Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago) (life), Licensing Executive Society (life), Union League.

Background

Beart, Robert Woodward was born on November 13, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Ralph Woodward and Florence (Olson) Beart.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Augustana College, 1939. Juris Doctor, Chicago Kent College Law, 1947. Master of Patent Law, John Marshall Law School, 1950.

AMP 33, Harvard University, 1957. Bars: Illinois 1947, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1950, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1969. Senior vice-president, director Illinois Tool Works Inc., Chicago, 1936-1980, consultant 1980-1991, retired.

Chairman, Board Of Directors Lutheran Mut.Life Insurance Company, Waverly, Iowa. Life member, vice Chairman of the Board Illinois Institute Technology, Chicago, Institute Gas Technology, Chicago Patentee in fastener industry.

Career

Senior vice president, director Illinois Tool Works Inc., 1936—1980, consultant, 1980—1991. Retired

Chairman board directors Lutheran Mutual Life Insurance Company, Waverly, Iowa. Served to major Universal Service Administrative Company, 1942-1946.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents in fastener industry.

Membership

Member school board School District 207, Park Ridge, Illinois, 1967—1970. Member of Chicago Bar Association, Institute Gas Technology (Chicago) (life. Vice chairman board), Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago) (life), Licensing Executive Society (life), Union League.

Connections

Married Helen E. Wamsley, October 25, 1942. Children: Robert Woodward Junior, Beth J. Beart Drost.

father:
Ralph Woodward Beart

mother:
Florence (Olson) Beart

spouse:
Helen E. Wamsley

child:
Robert Woodward Junior Beart

child:
Beth J. Beart Drost Beart