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Donn Fulton Eisele

Donn Fulton Eisele, American investment counselor, former astronaut. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit; recipient Exceptional Service medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Diplome de Record FAI; Haley Astronautics award.; television Emmy award. Fellow American Astronautical Society, Explorers Club; member Society Experimental Test Pilots, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Tau Beta Pi.

Background

  • Eisele, Donn Fulton was born on June 23, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Herman E. and June (Davisson) Eisele.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1952. Master of Science in Astronautics, United States Air Force Institute of Technology, 1960.

    Career

    • Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1953, advanced through grades to colonel. Assigned Rapid City, South Dakota, 1953-1955, Wheelus Air Force Base, Libya, 1955-1958. Missile systems engineer Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 1960-1961.

      Student test pilot Aerospace Research Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1962. Experimental flight test officer Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, 1962-1963. Astronaut National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, 1964-1970, command module pilot Apollo Seven, 11-day maiden Apollo flight, 1968.

      Backup crew member National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center (Apollo Ten). Technical consultant Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, 1970-1972. Retired United States Air Force, 1972.

      Director Peace Corps, Bangkok, Thailand, 1972-1974. Director sales Eastern United States Marion Power Shovel Company, 1975-1979. Executive vice president Trans Carib Air, 1979-1980.

      Vice president investments Drexel Burnham Lambert, Lauderhill, Florida, 1980-1981. Vice president institutional and private accounts Oppenheimer & Company, Fort Lauderdale, 1981-1987. Vice president Prudential Bache Securities, 1987.

    Major achievements

    • Fellow American Astronautical Society; Explorers Club; Society Experimental Test Pilots; American Federation of television and Radio Artists; Tau Beta Pi.

    Membership

    Fellow American Astronautical Society, Explorers Club. Member Society Experimental Test Pilots, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Tau Beta Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Susan H. Hearn, August 2, 1969. Children: Melinda Sue, Donn Hamilton, Jon, Kristin, Andrew.
    • father: Herman E. Eisele
    • mother: June (Davisson) Eisele
    • spouse: Susan H. Hearn
    • children: Melinda Sue Eisele
    • Donn Hamilton Eisele
    • Jon Eisele
    • Kristin Eisele
    • Andrew Eisele
    Donn Fulton Eisele
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    Born June 23, 1930
    Died December 1, 1987
    (aged 57)
    Nationality
    • 1952
      United States Naval Academy
    • 1960
      United States Air Force Institute of Technology
    • 1953 - 1955
      assigned Rapid City
      South Dakota, United States
    • 1953
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Air Force
    • 1955 - 1958
      assigned Rapid City
    • 1960 - 1961
      missile systems engineer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
      Ohio, United States
    • 1962
      student test pilot Aerospace Research Pilot School
      California, United States
    • 1962 - 1963
      experimental flight test officer, Kirtland Air Force Base
      New Mexico, United States
    • 1964 - 1970
      astronaut National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1968
      astronaut National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center
    • 1970 - 1972
      technical consultant, Langley Research Center
      Hampton, Virginia, United States
    • 1972 - 1974
      director, Peace Corps
      Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
    • 1972
      retired, United States Air Force
    • 1975 - 1979
      director, sales Eastern United States Marion Power Shovel Company
    • 1979 - 1980
      executive, vice president Trans Carib Air
    • 1980 - 1981
      vice president, investments Drexel Burnham Lambert
      Florida, United States
    • 1981 - 1987
      vice president, institutional and private accounts Oppenheimer & Company
      Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
    • 1987
      vice president, Prudential Bache Securities
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