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W.C. Rockefeller

W.C. Rockefeller, American consultant engineer. Recipient Lawrence B. Sperry award Institute Aero. Sciences, 1936. Fellow Institute Aero. Sciences; member Planning Executives Institute.


  • Rockefeller, W.C. was born on April 2, 1910 in Ogden, Utah, United States. Son of William V. and Julia (Tullis) Rockefeller.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, California Institute Technology, 1932, Master of Science, 1934.


    • Instructor California Institute Technology, 1932-1937. Consultant aero. engineer, 1934-1938. Chief of aerodynamics Vultee Aircraft, Inc., 1938-1942.

      Assistant chief engineer Avion, Inc., 1942-1944. General manager Alvin R. Adams & Associates, 1944-1948. Director, executive assistant to Chairman of the Board Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, 1947-1953.

      Vice-president, director Airfleets Inc., 1949-1956, San Diego Corporation, 1952-1956, Nut-Shel Company, 1952-1956, Hidden Splendor Mining Company, 1954-1958. Vice president Atlas Corporation, 1954-1958. Vice-president, director MVT Industries, Inc., 1960-1964.

      Vice president Sonico, Inc., 1964-1969. President Via Computer, Inc., 1969-1982. Associate California Institute Technology, 1975-1982.


    • Contributor articles to various engineering publs.


    Fellow Institute Aero. Sciences; member Planning Executives Institute.


    • Married Verna Margaret Rood, July 17, 1937. Children: Alan Frank, Gail Frances.
    • father: William V. Rockefeller
    • mother: Julia (Tullis) Rockefeller
    • spouse: Verna Margaret Rood
    • children: Alan Frank Rockefeller
    • Gail Frances Rockefeller
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    Born April 2, 1910
    Died March 23, 1982
    (aged 71)