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Jack Dwight Finley

Jack Dwight Finley, American investments and consultation executive.


  • Finley, Jack Dwight was born on August 7, 1927 in Lawrence County, Indiana, United States. Son of Paul and Esther Irene (Keithley) Finley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1949. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Illinois, 1953. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Westbrook College, 1996.


    • Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1949, advanced through grades to captain, 1955, resigned, 1956. Member technical staff Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation, Los Angeles, 1956-1960. Vice president Research and development Data Corporation, Dayton, Ohio, 1960-1968.

      Vice president, technical director, chairman board directors, founder EIKONIX Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts, 1968-1986, consultant investments, director services, from 1986. Consultant Ramo-Wooldridge, 1960-1961. Visiting lecturer Rochester (New York ) Institute of Technology, 1966-1968.

      Board directors Quipp, Inc., Miami, Florida, chairman, since 1995.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.


    Trustee Westbrook College, Portland, Maine, 1987-1996, vice chairman board, 1988-1990, chairman board, 1990-1995. Trustee University New England, 1996-1997, trustee emeritus, 1998. Fellow Society Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

    Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (life senior member), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Missile Range and Space Pioneers (life charter member), American Society Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (emeritus), University Illinois Alumni Association, Association Graduates United States Military Academy, Eta Kappa Nu, Nashawtuc Country Club, Wyndemere Country Club.


    • Married Beverly Janice Burpee, June 11, 1949. Children: Janice Blair, Jennifer Brooke Finley Nichols, Jena Blake.
    • father: Paul Finley
    • mother: Esther Irene (Keithley) Finley
    • spouse: Beverly Janice Burpee
    • children: Janice Blair Finley
    • Jennifer Brooke Finley Nichols Finley
    • Jena Blake Finley
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    • 1949
      United States Military Academy
    • 1953
      University Illinois
    • 1996
      Westbrook College
    • 1949
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Air Force
    • 1955
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Air Force
    • 1956
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Air Force
    • 1956 - 1960
      member, technical staff Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation
    • 1960 - 1968
      vice president, Research and Development Data Corporation
      Dayton, Ohio, United States
    • 1968 - 1986
      vice president, board directors
      Bedford, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    • 1968 - 1986
      technical director, board directors
      Bedford, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    • 1968 - 1986
      chairman, board directors
      Bedford, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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