Robert G. Abboud
Robert G. Abboud
|Village President of Barrington Hills|
May 2005 – May 2013
|Preceded by||James A. Kempe|
|Succeeded by||Martin McLaughlin|
|Born||November 28, 1956|
|Residence||Barrington Hills, Illinois|
|Alma mater||Lake Forest Academy; Purdue University |
|Profession||nuclear engineer, Illinois S-corporation business owner|
Robert G. Abboud is a politician from Illinois. He served as village president of Barrington Hills from 2005 to 2013, having been defeated in the latter year's re-election by Martin McLaughlin. Abboud was the Democratic nominee for Illinois's 16th congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in 2008, losing in the general election to Republican incumbent Donald A. Manzullo.
Early life and education
Abboud was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and moved with his family to Barrington Hills when he was four. He is the son of A. Robert Abboud, the former chairman of First Chicago Bank, president of Occidental Petroleum and Harvard University overseer.  After receiving his diploma from Lake Forest Academy, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering from Northwestern University. He is a third generation Christian Lebanese American.
Abboud worked for ComEd as a nuclear engineer after a period of research at Argonne National Laboratory. He served in the US Navy reserve from 1981 through 1983 and subsequently on various committees for the US Department of Energy. He served on the California Energy Commission IAW committee. He is currently President and CEO of RGA Labs, Inc., a home based Illinois S-corporation engineering firm. Abboud holds patents in magnetics and superconducting technologies and has published various articles regarding nuclear reactor design and control.
- United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2008
- Illinois' 16th congressional district
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
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