Robert P. Lamont
Robert Patterson Lamont (December 1, 1867 - February 20, 1948) was United States Secretary of Commerce March 5, 1929 to August 7, 1932 during the administration of Herbert Hoover. He was commerce secretary during difficult times for commerce, as a result of the Great Depression.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1867, educated at the University of Michigan (BSCE 1891). In 1916 Lamont constructed a retreat home in northern Wisconsin called Summerwind. Summerwind is known as one of the most haunted places in America, with Lamont himself firing a pistol at an apparition. Lamont died in Chicago, Illinois, in 1948.
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Served under: Herbert Hoover
March 5, 1929 – August 1932
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