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Avery, Robert Dean



  • Existence: 1944    


Robert Avery (1944-) graduated from Northwestern University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and government. From 1965 to 1967, while a student at Northwestern and Columbia University, Avery spent his summers as a bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). During that time, Avery was a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local Union 241, A.F.L - C.I.O.

In 1977, Avery became a partner at Jones Day. In 2007, Avery and his wife founded Worldview Education and Care, a charity that supports education and health services for students in Northern Tanzania. Avery is still involved with Northwestern and is currently a member of the University Library’s Board of Governors.



Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Robert Dean Avery Transportation Collection (1905-2018)

Identifier: TL028
Abstract The Robert Dean Avery Transportation Collection includes transportation related items from Avery including 464 postcards and materials from his time as a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus driver. The postcards, dating from 1905 to 2003, depict various modes of transportation, the Panama Canal, and Lake Shore Drive. Avery’s CTA related materials date from 1965 to 1967 and include a four-page recollection of his time as a bus driver, uniform pieces, and related equipment. This collection...
Dates: 1905-2018