Harvey Forester Robison, president of The Guaranty Bond & Mortgage Company, has been identified with Toledo's
business interest for nearly twenty years and is numbered among the city's progressive citizens whose activities
have contributed to the material upbuilding of the city. He was born in Dubuque, Iowa, September 19, 1882, and
is a son of Charles S; and Anna (Forester) Robison. the former a native of Ohio and the latter of the state of
New York. About 1854 they removed to Iowa, settling at Dubuque. where the father engaged in the manufacture of
dothing, and he is still a resident of that city.
Harvey F. Robison an only child, attended the public schools and later entered Txeter Academy of New Hampshire,
from which hewas graduated in 1902. For two years thereafter he was variously employed and in 1904 came to Toledo,
becoming connected with the Pope Automobile Company, with which he remained for three years, serving in several
capacities. In 1907 he entered the real estate field and for over fifteen years was prominently connected with
that line of business, becoming one of the leading individuals in the handling of downtown realty. In 1922 he organized
the Guaranty Bond & Mortgage Company, which has already become an important factor in Toledo investment circles.
This company offers the investor bonds that are secured by real estate, providing a security and yield that are
On the 8th of October, 1908, Mr. Robison married Miss Helen Douglass Van Pelt, a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. L.
Van Pelt, well known and highly respected residents of Toledo. To this union has been born a daughter, Helen Forester.
Mr. and Mrs. Robison are members of the Episcopal church. He is identified with the Real Estate Exchange and the
Chamber of Commerce, while his social nature finds expression in his membership with the Toledo Club and the Toledo
Country Club. Mr. Robison has worked persistently and energetically in his field of activity and his straightforward
business methods have won for him a high position among Toledo's business men and citizens. Mr. Robison resides
at The Harold Arms.
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
Lucas County, Ohio Biographies
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