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Chip Robert: Life as Art (opening reception and exhibit)
September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Please register at http://emorylib.info/chip. This reception and exhibit celebrate the life of Lawrence Wood “Chip” Robert Jr. (1887-1976), an Atlanta businessman, civil servant, and world traveler. The Rose Library holds his papers, and the exhibit will feature photos, letters and other items from the collection. The exhibit and reception are in the Rose Library, level 10 of Emory University’s Woodruff Library.
Robert enrolled at Georgia Tech at the age of 16 as a sub-freshman, graduating with two engineering degrees by 1909. He founded Robert and Company, an architectural and engineering firm, in 1917. Politically active, he was appointed U.S. assistant treasury secretary (1933-1936) by President Franklin Roosevelt. After World War II, he served as envoy and special delegate under President Truman. An avid traveler, he was one of the first American businessmen to travel to the Soviet Union. He was instrumental in forging partnerships between Northern and Southern businesses.
The exhibit runs until Nov. 15, 2019. Parking is available in the Fishburne deck. For disability-related accommodations, please contact Emory Libraries events manager Maya Cody in advance at 404-727-7620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.