Oral history interview with Robert A. Roland

Oral history interview with Robert A. Roland

  • 1995-Mar-14

Robert Roland describes his family background and upbringing in Upper Darby, PA, as well as his education at Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Roland also reflects on his career in the US Navy as General Counsel and Contract Administrator, and his appointment as president of the Chemical Manufacturers Association [CMA]. Roland discusses his role in developing the industry's standards for safety, health, the environment, management training, and finally the industry's future.

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  • 52 pages
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  • Science History Institute
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Robert A. Roland, interviewed by James J. Bohning in Chemical Manufacturers Association (U.S.) on March 14, 1995. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0138. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/w37637891.

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The published version of the transcript may diverge from the interview audio due to edits to the transcript made by staff of the Center for Oral History, often at the request of the interviewee, during the transcript review process.

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