Robert Libby Roberts ’51 died on January 30, 2005, in Fort Myers, Florida.
Born on June 5, 1929, in Portland, he prepared for college at Deering High School there and became a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1951, he joined the Union Mutual Life Insurance Company, where he was a group sales representative in Los Angeles, CA, until 1955, when he became a group sales manager with Union Mutual in Boston. He was director of group sales in Portland from 1960 to 1965, second vice president for group sales from 1965 to 1969, and vice president of group operations from 1970 to 1973, when he became senior vice president. In that year he graduated from the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. After retiring from Union Mutual, he was president of Developmental Dynamics Corporation and in 1978 became an associate in the consulting firm of Mahoney Berv Associates. In 1979, he was elected executive vice president of the Allstate Life Insurance Company in charge of group operations and elected a member of that firm’s board of directors. He retired in 1988 as president of Allstate and as a director of the Allstate Insurance Corporation. He was a member of the Portland Country Club in Falmouth and of Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers. He was married in 1950 to Grace Cadigan, who died in 1994, and is survived by his second wife, Lynn Mann Roberts; three sons, Gardner M. Roberts II of Portland, David A. Roberts of Cape Elizabeth, and Curtis L. Roberts of Cape Elizabeth; a brother, Richard H. Roberts of Portland; and