Robert H. B. Baldwin

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Robert H. B. Baldwin
United States Under Secretary of the Navy
In office
July 2, 1965 – July 31, 1967
Preceded by Charles F. Baird
Succeeded by Kenneth E. BeLieu
Personal details
Born Robert Hayes Burns Baldwin
(1920-06-09)June 9, 1920
East Orange, New Jersey
Died January 3, 2016(2016-01-03) (aged 95)
Skillman, New Jersey
Alma mater Princeton University
Occupation Businessman, banker

Robert Hayes Burns Baldwin (July 9, 1920 – January 3, 2016) was the chairman of Morgan Stanley when the bank was taken public in the 1970s. He is noted for significantly expanding the wealth of the firm during his tenure there. He was also appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to be the Undersecretary of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. The town of Baldwin Park, Florida, and its Lake Baldwin, are named after him, in honor of this service.[1]

Baldwin was born in East Orange, New Jersey in 1920.[2] Since leaving Morgan Stanley, he has served as the Chairman of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and also as the head of several other charitable entities. A 1942 graduate of Princeton University, Baldwin was awarded the Roper Trophy for his excellence as a three-sport athlete in baseball, basketball, and football during his time at the Ivy League institution. In addition, Baldwin is listed as a lifetime member of Augusta National Golf Club, the home of the Masters Tournament. He died on January 3, 2016 in Skillman, New Jersey.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baldwin Park - History". Retrieved January 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Who's who in Finance and Industry". Retrieved January 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ Laurence Arnold (January 5, 2016). "Robert H.B. Baldwin, Who Led Morgan Stanley’s Growth, Dies at 95". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved January 5, 2016.