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Tate, Robert H., 1902-1991



  • Existence: 1902-12-06-1991-01-02 1902 December 06 - 1991 January 02 - 1991-01-02


Robert "Bobby" H. Tate was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on December 6, 1902, the son of Thomas and Mary Louise Tate.

Bobby Tate started as a trainee at the Peoples Saving Bank & Trust Co. in 1920, working in every position within the bank for the next fifty years until it merged with Wachovia Bank in 1955. He served as senior vice president of Wachovia until his retirement in 1968.

Tate was heavily involved in civic affairs in Wilmington. He was instrumental in transforming the Community Chest into the United Way and in establishing The Committee of 100 following the departure of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. He was a member of the Wilmington Rotary Club, serving as its President at one point and in the affairs of the Wilmington Council of the Navy League.

Tate married Elizabeth Stevenson and had one son, Robert H. Tate Jr. He died on January 2, 1991 and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Wilmington Council of the Navy League Photographs

Identifier: SC-MS-238
Scope and Contents This collection contains 34 photographs that represent an active period of civilian involvement with the Wilmington Council of the Navy League in southeastern North Carolina primarily from the 1950's to the 1960's. The images represent interactions of League members including Gene Edwards, Bobby Tate, and Mayor O.O. Allsbrook, with local military installations and service men. Additional images depict trips taken on behalf of the Wilmington chapter of the Navy League to Washington D.C. and...
Dates: 1940s-1960s, undated