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Howard Robard Hughes

Howard Robard Hughes, industrialist, aviator, motion picture producer. Awarded Harmon Trophy, 1938; Collier trophy, 1939, Octave Chanute Award, 1940, Congressional Medal, 1941; named to Aviation Hall of Fame, 1973.

Background

  • Hughes, Howard Robard was born on December 24, 1905 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Howard Robard and Alene (Gano) Hughes.

  • Education

    • Educated Thacher School, Ojai, California, Fessenden School, West Newton, Massachusetts, Rice Institute, Houston, California Institute Technology.

    Career

    • Owner Summa Corporation (formerly Hughes Tool Company). Houston; president Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City, California Trustee Howard Hughes Medical Institute Pictures produced include Hell’s Angels, Scarface, Front Page, The Outlaw.

    Membership

    Clubs: Los Angeles Country, Wilshire Country, Lakeside Golf, Westchester Country, Aviation Country. In plane of own design established world’s land plane speed record, 352 miles per hour, September 13, 1935.

    Connections

    • father: Howard Robard Hughes
    • mother: Alene (Gano) Hughes
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    Born December 24, 1905
    Died April 5, 1976
    (aged 70)
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