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Robert J. Halligan

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Robert J. Halligan

Person  Male  Born 11/6/1942  Died 11/9/2001

Categories: Tragedy

Countries: USA

United Kingdom citizen who died in the terrorist attacks in America on 11 September 2001.

Robert John Halligan was born on 11 June 1942 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. He was a son of William John Halligan (1912-1991) and Brenda Olive Halligan née Crowe (1913-2004) and grew up in Sevenoaks, Kent.

For many years he worked as an insurance broker at Lloyds in London. In 1980 he married an American, Jeraldine Marie Lawler in Wandsworth, whom he had first met a year earlier in a lift at the Concorde Lafayette Hotel in Paris when she had been working as a flight attendant for Trans World Airlines. They emigrated to America on 4 July 1980 where their children Trevor, James, Robert, Lara, Emma and Sarah were born.

He worked for a company called Paul Napolitan Inc. in Maiden Lane, Lower Manhattan, and became an American citizen in 1996. 

The family lived in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA and he eventually worked as a reinsurance broker for the Aon Corporation.

He died, aged 59 years, on 11 September 2001 on the 99th Floor, South Tower, 2 World Trade Centre, Manhattan, New York, USA.

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