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Robert James Johnston

Robert James Johnston, American marine consultant. Member International Hydrofoil Society (president North America section 1979, international president 1985-1987), Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers, Sigma Xi, Pelican Bay Country.

Background

  • Johnston, Robert James was born on April 25, 1918 in Cheboygan, Michigan, United States. Son of Clyde Dolphin and Ruby (Bennett) Johnston.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1940. Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1948.

    Career

    • Research engineer Indianapolis Power and Light Company, 1940—1942. President Miami Shipbldg. Corporation, Florida, 1954—1960.

      Director marine programs Grumman Corporation, 1960—1972. Manager hydrofoil technical David Taylor Naval Research and Development Center, Bethesda, 1972—1982. President Advanced Marine Systems Associate, Inc., since 1982.

      Lecturer in field; Captain United States Navy, 1942-1954.

    Works

    • Author papers in field. Lecturer in field.

    Membership

    Member International Hydrofoil Society (president North America section 1979, international president 1985-1987), Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers, Sigma Xi, Pelican Bay Country.

    Connections

    • Married Marcia McColly Timbrook, July 24, 1976. Children: Robert James II, John David.
    • father: Clyde Dolphin Johnston
    • mother: Ruby (Bennett) Johnston
    • spouse: Marcia McColly Timbrook
    • children: Robert James II Johnston
    • John David Johnston
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