Monks, Robert A. G, 1933-

American shareholder activist and rower

Robert Augustus Gardner Monks is a shareholder activist and co-founder of Institutional Shareholder Services, Lens Investment Management, Lens Governance Advisors and The Corporate Library. He is the author of Corpocracy and The New Global Investors and, with Nell Minow, Watching the Watchers, Corporate Governance and Power & Accountability. He was the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Maine in 1976, losing in a landslide to Democratic Senator Edmund Muskie. He again ran for Senate in 1996, but lost that Republican primary to Susan Collins. He also unsuccessfully challenged longtime Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith in the 1972 Republican primary. (Source: Wikipedia)

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