Seller: stocklobster (12,173) 100% , Location: Cold Spring, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 112716925755 Robertson Distribution Systems, Inc.Stock Certificate Robertson Distribution Systems was incorporated in Texas and had operations based in Houston. The company, which was purchased by the Dutch firm Royal Pakhoed in 1976, operated marine terminals and transported chemicals, petrochemicals and other basic products. One of the company’s chairmen was Charles Duncan, Jr. In 1974, Duncan left Coca-Cola to head back to Houston, where he became the chairman of both Rotan Mosle Financial Corporation and Robertson Distribution Systems. In 1976, he received a call from newly elected President Jimmy Carter, whom he had known in Atlanta when Carter was governor of Georgia. Carter asked him to accept the position of Deputy Secretary of Defense. In January 1977, Duncan moved to Washington, where he worked with Defense Secretary Harold Brown. The Iranian Revolution followed, encompassing political changes that marked that nation’s transformation from a monarchy under the pro-western Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi to a so-called republic under the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Duncan’s duties involved multiple trips to several countries, including Iran, some of which were undergoing considerable turmoil. Duncan’s military advisor was a young colonel named Colin Powell. When Powell was promoted to brigadier general in 1979, Duncan pinned on the medal. All certificates are sold only as collectible pieces, as they are either canceled or obsolete. Certificates carry no value on any of today's financial indexes and no transfer of ownership is implied. You will receive the exact certificate pictured.