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Robert F. Dee

SmithKline Corporation

1972 - 1982

Healthcare

Military ServiceArmy
1970 b. 1924
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateHarvard University
Personal
Born-Died1924
BirthplaceOhio (OH)
RaceWhite
Era - 1970

During his CEO tenure, Dee achieved an 800% increase in revenues (over $3 billion) moving SmithKline into the upper echelons of major pharmaceutical organizations. He introduced the anti-ulcer medication, Tagamet, which became the largest selling prescription drug in the world in the late 1970s. In recognition of his achievements, he was elected Chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers in 1985.