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Harry Franklin Vickers

Harry Franklin Vickers, business executive. Recipient American Society Mechanical Engineering medal, 1956, American Society Tool Engineers progress award, 1957.

Background

  • Vickers, Harry Franklin was born on October 10, 1898 in Red Lodge, Montana, United States. Son of George Henry and Rose Mary (Baringer) Vickers.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools, California. Science D., (honorary), University of Southern California, 1956.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Dawn R. Organizer engineering and manufacturing business H. F. Vickers Manufacturing Company, Los Angeles, 1921, incorporated in California as Vickers, Inc., 1927. Business moved to Detroit and incorporated as Vickers, Inc., 1929, became president, 1936. Company merged with Sperry Corporation, 1937.

      Continued as president Vickers, Inc., and became executive vice president operations Sperry Corporation, 1947, president, 1952-1955, company merged with Remington Rand, 1955, president, chief Executive officer, director new company Sperry Rand Corporation, 1955-1965, chairman and chief executive officer, 1965-1967, also officer and director of other Sperry Rand Divisions. Director of the Flinkote Company.

    Membership

    Served with Signal corpus, United States army, 1917-1919. Member of the Society Automotive Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute Aero Sciences, National Aero. Association, Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Ordnance Association, National Security Industrial Association, Army Ordnance Association, Engineering Society Detroit.

    Clubs: Detroit Golf.

    Connections

    • Married Nell May Wilhite, April.
    • father: George Henry Vickers
    • mother: Rose Mary (Baringer) Vickers
    • spouse: Nell May Wilhite
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    Born October 10, 1898
    Died January 13, 1977
    (aged 78)
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