Goelet, Robert Guestier

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Goelet, Robert Guestier Gender: M
born on 28 September 1923 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Amblainville, France, 49n1213, 2e0721
Timezone WEST h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 04°00' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 08°13 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 14°05'


American philanthropist and executive at Chemical Bank, founded by the Goelet family in 1824. In late 1975, he was named president of the American Museum of Natural History, and was known as a "man 'nuts for fossils'.

His mother was French and his father was American. His father, who owned the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York, donated the hotel to Harvard University after his death in 1941.

Robert Guestier Goelet moved to New York at the age of 12, attended the Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard University in 1945 with a bachelor's degree in history.

Goelet served as president of the family real-estate firms, Goelet Realty Company and the Rhode Island Corporation, both based out of 425 Park Avenue. In 1952, he was elected a director of the Chemical Bank (today known as JPMorgan Chase & Co.) which was founded by an ancestor, Peter Goelet, in 1824. In 1957, he became a director of Air America, the Central Intelligence Agency-financed private air charter company.

In September 1976, 52 year-old Goelet married Alexandra Gardiner Creel (b. 1940) on Gardiners Island. They had two children. He died at his home in Manhattan on 9 October 2019 at age 96.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided U.S. Consular Report of Birth, copy on file.


  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (At age 52)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 96)
  • Vocation : Business : Banker/ Financier
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Real estate