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Robert D.H. Harvey

Robert D.H. Harvey

Robert D.H. Harvey, a career Baltimore banker who led the effort that resulted in the founding of the old Maryland National Bank and later served as chairman and CEO of Maryland National Corp., died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his Towson home.

He was 94.

"Bob was a soft-spoken man but quite a deep thinker, and when I was owner of the Arundel Corp., I was 29 or 30, he helped me become a strategic thinker," said Francis X. Knott, a Baltimore businessman.

"He was an icon in my opinion just like John A. Luetkemeyer Sr. [former Equitable Trust Co. CEO]. These two men had extremely bright minds and were smart like foxes," said Mr. Knott....