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Raymond Earl Jacobson

Raymond Earl Jacobson, American electronics executive.


  • Jacobson, Raymond Earl was born on May 25, 1922 in St. Paul. Son of Albert H. and Gertrude W. (Anderson) Jacobson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Engineering with high honors, prize for excellence in mechanical engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1944. Master of Business Administration with distinction, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1948. Bachelor in Economic and Politics (Rhodes Scholar), Oxford University, 1950.

      Master of Arts, Oxford University, 1954.


    • Assistant to general manager Polytech Research and Development Company, Inc., Brooklyn, 1951-1955. Sales manager Curtiss-Wright Electronics Division, Carlstadt, New Jersey, 1955-1957. Director marketing TRW Computers Company, Los Angeles, 1957—1960.

      Vice president operations Electro-Science Investors, Dallas, 1960-1963. President Whitehall Electronics, Inc., 1961-1963. Chairman board General Electronic Control, Inc., Minneapolis, 1961-1963, Staco, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, 1961-1963.

      President Maxson electronics corporation, Great River, New York, 1963-1964, Jacobson Associates, San Jose, California, 1964-1967. Co-founder, president, chairman, Chief Executive Officer Anderson Jacobson, Inc., 1967-1988. Chairman Anderson Jacobson, SA, Paris, 1974-1988, Anderson Jacobson, Ltd., London, 1975-1988, Anderson Jacobson Canada, Ltd./Ltée, Toronto, 1975-1985, Anderson Jacobson, GmbH, Cologne, 1978-1983, CXR Corporation, San Jose, 1988-1994.

      Board directors Tamar Electronics, Inc., Los Angeles, Rawco Instruments, Inc., Dallas, 1960-1963, Micro Radionics, Inc., Los Angeles, 1964-1967, ComputerMan United States of America, Inc., Reno, since 1997. Lecturer engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, 1958-1960, lecturer business administration University California Berkeley, 1965-1966. Member underwriting Lloyd's London, 1975-1996.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Eagle Scout Boy Scouts American, 1935, committeeman, 1968-1980. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, radar maintenance officer, United States Ship Puget Sound. Member Association American Rhodes Scholars, Oxford Society, Brasenose Society, Yale Club, Yale Class 1944 (executive committee), Harvard Business School Association, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.

    Courtside Tennis Club, Seascape Swim and Racquet Club.


    • Married divorced 1986. Children: Michael David, Karl Raymond, Christopher Eric.
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    Born May 25, 1922
    • 1944
      prize for excellence in mechanical engineering
    • 1948
      Harvard University
    • 1950
      Oxford University
    • 1954
      Oxford University
    • 1951 - 1955
      Assistant, to general manager Polytech Research and Development Company
      Brooklyn, New York, United States
    • 1955 - 1957
      sales manager, Curtiss-Wright Electronics Division
      Carlstadt, New Jersey, United States
    • 1957 - 1960
      director, marketing TRW Computers Company
    • 1960 - 1963
      vice president, operations Electro-Science Investors
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1961 - 1963
      chairman, board General Electronic Control
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1961 - 1963
      chairman, board General Electronic Control
      Dayton, Ohio, United States
    • 1961 - 1963
      president, Whitehall Electronics
    • 1963 - 1964
      president, Maxson Electronics Corporation
      Great River, New York, United States
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