Born in Atlanta, Rob came to us via the Westminster School and the Baylor School in Chattanooga, where he won the Daughters of the Confederacy Prize. He majored in religion and literature at Princeton and earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English literature at Indiana University; he taught there and at Kansas State University while spending six years in the Naval Reserves. 

In 1974 Rob returned to Atlanta. He spent 30 years working in business and journalism, including sojourns with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper and The Economist, and with several public relations firms. He then taught at Kennesaw State University, writing two scholarly works on parody. He then focused his attention on mutual-fund sales with the Colonial Group of Boston and Hill & Knowlton. He chaired the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art’s board for two years and belonged to the Society of Colonial Wars. 

Rob died Dec. 1, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Michele Alleon Chambers; his son, Toby, and daughter-in-law Margaret; grandsons William and J.R.; and three brothers. 

Rob’s motto, “Life is a soccer game played in the fog and is more instructive for players who have been furnished with balls,” indicates that he will be well remembered and truly missed.

Undergraduate Class of 1965