Robert W. Page

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Robert W. Page

Robert W. Page, Sr. (born January 22, 1927) is an American businessman who served as United States Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) from 1987 to 1990.


Robert W. Page, Sr. was born on January 22, 1927 in Dallas. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater. After the war, he attended Texas A&M University, graduating with a B.S. in 1951.

In 1961-1962, Page was vice president of the Southeast Drilling Company. He was assistant general manager at Bechtel from 1962 to 1967. In 1967, he became vice president of construction of Rockefeller Family and Associates, working there until 1972 when he became president and CEO of the George A. Fuller Co. From 1976 to 1981, he was president and CEO of the Rust Engineering Co. He became president and CEO of M.W. Kellogg in 1981, and was then president and CEO of Kellogg Rust, Inc. from 1983 to 1984. He remained at Kellogg, Rust, Inc. until 1987. He was Chairman of the Panama Canal Commission from December 1985 until May 1987.

In 1987, President of the United States Ronald Reagan nominated Page as Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), and he assumed office in December 1987. He was later re-nominated to the post by George H. W. Bush and served as Assistant Secretary until October 1990.

After leaving government service, Page was Executive Vice President of McDermott International, Inc. from 1991 until 1994.


Government offices
Preceded by
Robert K. Dawson
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
December 1987 – October 1990
Succeeded by
Nancy P. Dorn