Robert Pond Vivian, Sr., youngest son of Leslie Langdon Vivian and Elinor Richardson Clement is a native of Plainfield, New Jersey. One of Mr. Vivian's ancestors, Robert Clements, founded Haverhill, MA, and his extensive line of New England forebears includes Elder William Brewster, Revs John Lothrop and Stephen Bachiller, MG Humphrey Atherton and Thomas Lord, a founder of Hartford, CT.

A graduate of The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT and Princeton University, Mr. Vivian served as an infantry platoon leader during the Korean War.

Before retiring early in 1991 to set up The Radley Group, a public relations firm, Mr. Vivian was Vice President of Corporate Communications for Crum & Forster Corporation, an $11 billion insurance holding company with responsibility for all internal and external communications.


  • Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey
  • General Society of Colonial Wars (Deputy Governor General Emeritus of the General Society for the State of New Jersey)
  • Baronial Order of Magna Charta (Marshal)
  • Military Order of the Crusades (Crusader Commander)
  • Order of the Founders and Patriots of America (Past Governor General)
  • Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York
  • General Society Sons of the Revolution (Past President of the New Jersey Society)
  • National Society Sons of the American Revolution (Past President of the New Jersey Society)
  • Order of the First Families of Maine (former Treasurer General)
  • General Society of the War of 1812 (District Deputy President General for New England)
  • Colonial Order of the Acorn
  • Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion
  • Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar
  • National Order of the Blue and Gray
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America (Member of the Council)
  • Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy
  • National Society Sons of Colonial New England
  • Flagon and Trencher
  • Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts
  • Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
  • Founders of the New Haven Colony
  • Order of the First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
  • Descendants of the Founders of New Jersey
  • Order of the Honorable Artillery Company
  • Jamestowne Society
  • Hereditary Order of the Descendants of the Loyalists and Patriots of the American Revolution
  • General Society of Mayflower Descendants
  • Sons and Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts
  • National Society of Old Plymouth Colony Descendants
  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens
  • Piscataqua Pioneers
  • National Society Descendants of Early Quakers
  • Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Kings of Britain
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge

Other Notes

Before moving to Maine Mr. Vivian was Vice-Chairman of the Westfield (NJ) Historic Preservation Commission and Vice-President-Community Affairs and newsletter editor for the Westfield Historical Society. He also served on the Board of Deacons for the Presbyterian Church in Westfield.