Log In

Roland Dennis Baldwin

banker , Masonic executive

Roland Dennis Baldwin, American banker, Masonic executive. Recipient Purple Heart, World War I. Member American Legion (member since inception; Mason; member since 1921; member of De Molay (1950); Masonic Memorial Building, 1946; member board of trustees, Shriners’ Hosps. for Crippled Children, 1949).; Member Young Men’s Christian Association (director, 1944-1945, advisory committee, 1945-1946).

Background

Baldwin, Roland Dennis was born on May 29, 1896 in Yonkers, New York, United States. Son of William Delavan and Helen Runyan (Sullivan) Baldwin.

Education

Student The Lawrenceville (New Jersey) School, 1911-1913, Berkley-Irving School, New York City, 1913-1916.

Career

President Baldwin Lumber Company, Jacksonville, Florida, 1919-1922. Assistant vice president, Barnett National Bank, Jacksonville, 1922-1929. Partner firm of Vanderholf & Robinson, mems. of New York Curb Exchange, New York City, 1929-1932.

Manager Jacksonville office of Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Bean, 1932-1942, 1944-1945. Assistant vice president, Atlantic National Bank since 1945. Enlisted United States Medical Corps, 1917.

Service in France; discharge as sergeant, 1920. Commissioned First lieutenant, 1942. Returned to inactive service as captain, 1944.

County chairman, 6th, 7th, and 8th War Loan Drives. Treasurer local United Service Organizations, 1942. Treasurer Greek Relief, 1942.

Membership

Member American Legion (member since inception. Mason; member since 1921. Member of De Molay (1950).

Masonic Memorial Building, 1946. Member board of trustees, Shriners’ Hosps. for Crippled Children, 1949). Member Young Men’s Christian Association (director, 1944-1945, advisory committee, 1945-1946).

Clubs: Rotary (past director, Jacksonville), Timuquana Country, Florida Yacht (Jacksonville, Florida).

Connections

Married Pearl Sheldon Smith, April. Children: William Delavan, Sheldon Smith.

father:
William Delavan Baldwin

mother:
Helen Runyan (Sullivan) Baldwin

spouse:
Pearl Sheldon Smith

children:
William Delavan Baldwin

Sheldon Smith Baldwin