Anthony, Robert Charles | 1997

Robert Charles Anthony

Robert Charles Anthony was born on September 22, 1916, in Kelligrews, the son of Andrew and Frances Anthony. Robert received his early education in Kelligrews and graduated from high school at Bishop Field School in St. John's. Financed by scholarships, he then completed 2 years at Memorial College.

Robert began his career as a schoolteacher but in 1943, entered the insurance industry with Steers Insurance. In 1952, he left Steers Insurance and started his own insurance
company incorporating it as R.C. Anthony Insurance Ltd. In 1977, Robert retired from active business turning over control of a very diversified insurance conglomerate to his three sons, Rex, Gerald and David, a conglomerate which had expanded to Ontario and the rest of the Maritimes.

Although Robert had an extensive involvement in the development of the insurance industry in Newfoundland, he never lost his keen interest in education. In 1954, he became a member of the Anglican School Board and served as chairman for several years. He was chairman of the Anglican School Board when the various boards were consolidated to form the Avalon Consolidated School Board in 1968. Robert was named as the first chairman of this newly created board.

Robert Charles Anthony passed away in May 1997 at the age of 80.

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