Robert H.B. Baldwin 1942
Born in East Orange, N.J., Robert (Bob) H.B. Baldwin graduated Princeton University summa cum laude with an A.B. in Economics in 1942. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa during his junior year. Bob participated in three sports while at Princeton – football, basketball and baseball, and was awarded the William Winston Roper trophy, given to the "graduating senior who best combines high scholastic standing, outstanding qualities of sportsmanship, and general proficiency in athletics. "
Upon graduation, Bob joined the U.S. Navy, and served as a lieutenant from 1942 to 1946. He joined Morgan Stanley when he left the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1946. But for a two year period, 1965-67, during which he served as under-secretary of the Navy in the Johnson administration, Bob spent virtually his entire career at Morgan Stanley.
Bob rose to become Chairman of the Board, overseeing the bank's growth and its establishment as a public company during the 1970's. Bob retired as chair at the end of 1983. Thereafter, he served as Chairman of the firm's Advisory Board for five more years and as chairman of the Lodestar Group, a merchant bank, for three years.
Since his graduation, Bob Baldwin has served as 1942's Class Treasurer (1957-62) and its President (1962-67), was the Special Gifts Committee Chairman of his class for their 55th and 65th Reunions, and has been an Alumni Trustee Candidate.
Other affiliations include service as the Chairman of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; the founding Chairman of Cities in Schools, Inc. in Washington, D.C.; Trustee of NY Presbyterian Hospital; past Director of the NYSE; past member of the Council on Foreign Relations; member of President Johnson's Commission on Maritime Affairs; and member of President Reagan's Commission on Industrial Competitiveness.
Bob has also contributed to the endowments of various coaching positions and in 2007 established the Robert H.B. Baldwin Class of 1942 Scholarship, which has a preference for undergraduate male and female student-athletes who participate in Princeton football, basketball, baseball or softball.