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Robert John Wilson Jr (1934) was born on December 7, 1934 at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh NY, the son of Margaret Elizabeth Jackson (1902-1981) and Robert John Wilson (1901-1986). He grew up in the Colonial Terraces and Gedney Way neighborhoods in Newburgh, attended the local West Street School (1939-1946) and later, the North Junior High School (1946-1949). In 1949, his father was transferred to Wilmington DE, and Robert Jr finished his secondary schooling in that city at Pierre S. duPont High school, graduating in 1952. He went on to attend college at the University of Delaware in Newark DE until 1956, where he obtained the BS degree in Chemistry and was a member of the Delta Upsilon chapter of Delta Tau Delta. For the next 3 years, (which also included 3 months' active duty service in the US Army at Fort Knox KY), he worked as an R&D Chemist and Technical Service person for Koppers Company in Kobuta PA and in Port Arthur TX, and for National Starch & Chemical Corp. in Plainfield NJ. In 1959, he joined the advertising department of Union Carbide International Company in New York City. In 1966 he left for the ITSM Division of McCann-Erickson Advertising in NY City, and then in 1966, worked for 15 years with the MJH and Hammond Farrell agencies in New York. In 1981, he was named vice president of a small Fairfield County CT marketing communications compamy, and then, from 1983 to 1986, as a manager for the former Business to Business Division of BBDO, Inc., the large NY City advertising agency. From 1987 to 2005, he worked with Multi-Kem Corporation in Ridgefield NJ as a marketing consultant. He retired at the end of 2005 and now lives in Beaufort SC. He has been married since 1967, and has two married sons, a daughter and two granddaughters as of December 2010.

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