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Robert Mosbacher

Robert Mosbacher

(1927 – 2010)

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Robert Mosbacher

Robert Mosbacher
(1927 – 2010)

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Robert Mosbacher

(1927 – 2010)
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This is a tribute to Robert Mosbacher. Robert Adam Mosbacher, Sr. was an American businessman, accomplished yacht racer and politician. In 1954 he found a million-dollar field of natural gas in south Texas. Since then, Mosbacher Energy Company has been very successful. His accumulated wealth and political connections have kept the Mosbacher family as one of Houston's wealthiest and well-known in the affluent River Oaks neighborhood of Houston, Texas. He was U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 1989 to 1992.
Robert was born in Mount Vernon, New York, the son of Gertrude (née Schwartz) and Emil Mosbacher. His father was a wealthy stock trader who cashed in most of his holdings before the Wall Street Crash of 1929,
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so the family did not suffer during the Great Depression. Robert Mosbacher graduated from The Choate School (now Choate Rosemary Hall) in Wallingford, Connecticut, and in 1947 from Washington & Lee University with a degree in business administration. After graduation, he went to Texas where his father had some oil investments and entered the oil business himself. He met and befriended future president George H. W. Bush in Texas.
Sailing as a member of the Knickerbocker Yacht Club, Robert led the team that won the Scoville Cup and the Midget Yacht championship for under-15 racers in 1940 on Long Island Sound. He went on to win the Southern Ocean Racing Conference championship in 1958 and the Mallory Cup, also
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in 1958. He later appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, on May 18, 1959, with his brother Bus Mosbacher, for a feature article titled Kings of the Class-Boat Sailors. In 1969, he won the World Championships Dragon class by one point.
Robert Mosbacher had four children with first wife, Jane Pennybacker: Diane "Dee" Mosbacher, Robert Mosbacher, Jr., Kathryn Mosbacher and Lisa Mosbacher Mears.
His son, Robert Mosbacher Jr., is also a Houston businessman and Republican politician. Robert Mosbacher Jr. was also a political appointee in the George W. Bush Administration. Robert Mosbacher Jr. is the head of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a US government agency designed to assist economic
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growth by utilising the private sector.
Robert Mosbacher passed away on January 24th, 2010 at the age of 82. This is a memorial dedicated to his life and his achievements. May he rest in peace.
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Robert Mosbacher

This is a tribute to Robert Mosbacher. Robert Adam Mosbacher, Sr. was an American businessman, accomplished yacht racer and politician. In 1954 he found a million-dollar field of natural gas in south Texas. Since then, Mosbacher Energy Company has been very successful. His accumulated wealth and political connections have kept the Mosbacher family as one of Houston's wealthiest and well-known in the affluent River Oaks neighborhood of Houston, Texas. He was U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 1989 to 1992.
Robert was born in Mount Vernon, New York, the son of Gertrude (née Schwartz) and Emil Mosbacher. His father was a wealthy stock trader who cashed in most of his holdings before the Wall Street Crash of 1929,...

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