Robert Addison Day
Robert Addison Day is the grandson of Superior Oil Company founder William Myron Keck. He was born in 1943 in Los Angeles. He received a Bachelor of Science in economics at Claremont McKenna College in 1965. He was enrolled in ROTC while at Claremont McKenna College.
He started his career at the financial firm White, Weld and Company in New York City. In 1971, he founded the Trust Company of the West. In 2001, he sold 70% of it to the Société Générale for $2.5 billion.
He sits on the Board of Directors of Freeport-McMoRan, Fisher Scientific, and Société Générale. He also sits on the Board of Trustees of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress and the Brookings Institution, where he was Chairman from 1990 to 1998. In 2007, he made a gift of $200 million to his alma mater. He is a member of the Business Council. From 2001 to 2003, he sat on the President's Intelligence Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Alfalfa Club, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Council on Foreign Relations. A Republican, he campaigned for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, as well as for Elizabeth Dole, Pete Coors, and David Dreier.
As of September 2011, he is worth US$ 1.2. billion, and he is the 283rd richest person in the United States. He owns 600,000 acres of timberland in Florida. He is married with three children. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
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