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Doctor Oliver, of Philadelphia, became the sixty-eighth president of the Association at the 1930 meeting in Denver. His presidential address was a scholarly review of the history of the young profession of dentistry in the United States. Doctor Oliver served for many years as chief of the dental corps of the United States Army. Shortly after graduating in 1888 from the Indiana Dental College, he became professor of oral surgery at that institution. He was in the Indiana National Guard and saw active duty in the Spanish-American War. Doctor Oliver served as a dentist in the Philippine Insurrection and the Mexican Punitive Expedition. He was chief of the dental corps of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. He was born in Indiana in 1868 and died in 1937.
American Dental Association, "ADA President 1930-1931: Robert Todd Oliver" (1977). ADA Presidents. 80.