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Earl Drayton Hilburn

Earl Drayton Hilburn, American communications executive, consultant. Member Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, United States Chamber of Commerce (chairman communications committee, director 1970-1976), United States Power Squadron.

Background

  • Hilburn, Earl Drayton was born on April 16, 1920 in Minneapolis. Son of Earl D. and Jess University (Neutson) Hilburn.

  • Education

    • Student, University Wisconsin, 1940. Indianapolis extension branch, Purdue University, 1944.

    Career

    • Communications department United Air Lines, 1940-1942. Senior engineer test equipment department Radio Corporation of America, Indianapolis, 1942-1944, field engineer Camden, New Jersey, 1944-1946. Project engineer Melpar, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, 1946-1947, consultant, 1947-1950, assistant to executive vice president, 1950-1953.

      (became subsidiary Westinghouse Air Brake Company 1953). Vice president government contracts Westinghouse Air Brake Company, 1953-1956. Vice president Link Aviation Inc., Binghamton, New York, 1956-1960.

      President, director Burtek, Inc., Tulsa, 1960-1962. Vice president, general manager electronics division Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 1962-1963. Deputy to associate administrator and general manager National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1963-1966.

      Vice president, assistant to president Western Union Telegraph Company, New York City, 1966-1969, executive vice president, 1969-1970, president, 1970-1977, Western Union Corporation, 1977-1981, consultant, 1981-1989. Consultant National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1981-1989, SIAC, 1981-1989, National Academy Public Administration, 1985-1989. Director Hudson City Savings Bank.

      Board directors National Space Institute. Chairman advisory committee International Association Satellite Users.

    Membership

    Member Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, United States Chamber of Commerce (chairman communications committee, director 1970-1976), United States Power Squadron. Clubs: Skytop (Pennsylvania). Starcom, Treasure Coast PC Users (Stuart, Florida).

    Connections

    • Married Charlotte B. Johnson, September 16, 1940. Children: Scott L., Bruce J.
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    Born April 16, 1920
    Died January 10, 1989
    (aged 68)
    • 1940
      University Wisconsin
    • 1944
      Purdue University
    • 1940 - 1942
      Communications department United Air Lines
    • 1944 - 1946
      senior, engineer test equipment department Radio Corporation of America
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    • 1946 - 1947
      project engineer, Melpar
      Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
    • 1953 - 1956
      vice president, government contracts Westinghouse Air Brake Company
    • 1956 - 1960
      vice president, Link Aviation Incorporated
      Binghamton, New York, United States
    • 1960 - 1962
      president, Burtek
      Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1960 - 1962
      director, Burtek
      Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1962 - 1963
      vice president, electronics division Curtiss-Wright Corporation
    • 1962 - 1963
      general manager, electronics division Curtiss-Wright Corporation
    • 1963 - 1966
      deputy to associate administrator, and general manager National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    • 1966 - 1969
      vice president, to president Western Union Telegraph Company
    • 1966 - 1969
      assistant, to president Western Union Telegraph Company
    • 1977 - 1981
      vice president, to president Western Union Telegraph Company
    • 1977 - 1981
      assistant, to president Western Union Telegraph Company
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