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Robert Lockard Vaughn

Robert Lockard Vaughn, American aerospace and astronautics company executive. Registered professional engineer, California. Recipient California State Legislation Resolution award, 1982; various other awards.


  • Vaughn, Robert Lockard was born on September 19, 1922 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Henry Clifford and Belva Blanche (Lockard) Vaughn.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in M.E, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, 1952. Master of Science in Technology Administrative Management, California State University, Northridge, 1967.


    • Journeyman Washington Naval Gun Factory, 1940-1949. Laboratory technician United States Atomic Energy Commission, Ames (Iowa) Laboratory, 1949-1952. With Lockheed Corporation, 1953-1988.

      Corporation director productivity Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc., Sunnyvale, California, 1977-1988. President R.L. Vaughn & Associate, Consultant Engineers, Ramona, since 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, California.


    • Contributor over 140 articles to technical journals and other publications. Patentee in field.


    With Army of the United States, World World War II, European Theatre of Operations. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society Manufacturing Engineers (International Gold Medal award 1969), Institute Advancement of Engineering, Institution Production Engineers, Wisdom Society. Member San Sernando Valley Engineers Council (past president, director), California Society Professional Engineers (past president, director San Fernando Valley chapter, Oustanding Service award 1972, 73, 76), National Management Association, (International award for manufacturing excellence 1983, McGraw-Hill American), American Society Metals, American Association Engineering Societies (board governors, director), Federation Materials Societies (past trustee), Society Manufacturing Engineers (past president, director).


    • Married Virginia Ethel Harness, June 19, 1943. Children– Sandra Sue, Roberta Jean, Larry Lockard, Virginia Gail.
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    Born September 19, 1922
    • 1952
      Iowa State University Science and Technology
    • 1967
      California State University
    • 1940 - 1949
      Journeyman Washington Naval Gun Factor, y
    • 1949 - 1952
      laboratory technician United States Atomic Energy Commission
    • 1953 - 1988
      with Lockheed Corporation
    • 1977 - 1988
      corporation director, productivity Lockheed Missiles & Space Company
      Sunnyvale, California, United States
    • 1988
      president, Engineers
      Ramona, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1988
      Consultant, Engineers
      Ramona, Oklahoma, United States