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Robert Paxton

Robert Paxton, British manufacturer executive. Member American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association (president 1951-1952).

Background

  • Paxton, Robert was born on January 19, 1902 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Son of Robert Wilson and Annie Gordon (Johnson) Paxton.

  • Education

    • Brought to the United States, 1904, derivative citizen. Electrical Engineer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1923, Doctor of Engineering, 1958.

    Career

    • With General Electric corporation since 1923, student engineer, 1923, managing engineer, truck panel div., 1929, managing engineer, panel equipment div., 1932, assistant to works manager Philadelphia works, 1940, manager Philadelphia works, 1941, Pittsfield works, 1945, vice president manufacturing, New York City, 1950, executive vice-president, director 1957-1958, president, 1958-1961. Life trustee Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    Membership

    Member American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association (president 1951-1952).

    Connections

    • Married S. Louise Bloom, June 23, 1947.
    • father: Robert Wilson Paxton
    • mother: Annie Gordon (Johnson) Paxton
    • spouse: S. Louise Bloom
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    Born January 19, 1902
    Died March 16, 1980
    (aged 78)
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