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Robert R. Glauber

Robert R. Glauber died peacefully at home on Sunday, February 14th, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his family, his wife, Barbara, and children Alexander and Amelia and their spouses.

Born in New York City, he attended The Riverdale School, Harvard College and received a doctorate in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Bob had a rich and varied career of teaching and public service. He was a tenured professor of finance at Harvard Business School at the start of his career and at the end of his career an adjunct lecturer at the Kennedy School. While at the Harvard Business School he was asked to direct President Reagan's task force, known as the Brady Commission, on the causes of the 1987 stock market crash. This led to his becoming Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance under George W. Bush. Upon conclusion he returned to the Kennedy School. He continued his public service as chief executive of the National Association of Securities Dealers and served on various boards.

One of his last projects, which knit together his academic training and values, was the non-profit American Exchange Project (AEP), a domestic foreign exchange program of online hangouts for high school students rural and urban, North and South, left and right, to understand one another, make friends and ultimately host each other for several weeks, involving their families as well.

Bob's illness afforded him the time to review his professional and personal life, and savor his many rich friendships and experiences. In lieu of gifts, the family asks that you consider supporting AEP at


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Robert R. Glauber

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Ramani Ayer

February 19, 2021

Muffy, our sincerest condolences on Robert’s passing. I loved him and respected him deeply, working as a colleague on the board of XL. I learned a great deal from him and I have not known a better gentleman. He carried himself with such grace and dignity and as Chair, he was very dedicated. Louise and I had dinner with you and Bob in Dublin, and I will treasure the memory of his friendship. May the Lord be with you and your family and know that he had a great deal of well wishers. Ramani Ayer