Robertson Distribution Services, Inc.

Robertson Distribution Services, Inc.
Item# 4508

Robertson Distribution Systems was incorporated in Texas and had operations based in Houston. The company was purchased by the Dutch firm Royal Pakhoed in 1976.

One of the companyís chairmen was Charles Duncan, Jr. In 1974, Duncan left Coca-Cola to head back to Houston, where he became the chairman of both Rotan Mosle Financial Corporation and Robertson Distribution Systems. In 1976, he received a call from newly elected President Jimmy Carter, whom he had known in Atlanta when Carter was governor of Georgia. Carter asked him to accept the position of Deputy Secretary of Defense. In January 1977, Duncan moved to Washington, where he worked with Defense Secretary Harold Brown. The Iranian Revolution followed, encompassing political changes that marked that nationís transformation from a monarchy under the pro-western Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi to a so-called republic under the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Duncanís duties involved multiple trips to several countries, including Iran, some of which were undergoing considerable turmoil. Duncanís military advisor was a young colonel named Colin Powell. When Powell was promoted to brigadier general in 1979, Duncan pinned on the medal.

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Certificate: Common Stock, issued in the 1970ís

Printer: Security-Columbian Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 8Ē (h) x 12Ē (w)

State: TX-Texas

Subject Matter: Transportation and Related | Trucking Companies | Warehouse and Storage

Vignette Topic(s): Stylized Modern | Ship Featured | Train Featured | Truck Featured | Multi-Color

Condition: Vertical fold lines, punch hole and pen cancels in the signature areas and body, staple holes and markings.

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