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John Francis Magee

John Francis Magee, American research and development company executive. Recipient Distinguished Leadership award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977.


  • Magee, John Francis was born on December 3, 1926 in Bangor, Maine, United States. Son of John Henry and Marie (Frawley) Magee.

  • Education

    • AB, Bowdoin College, 1947. Master of Science, University Maine, 1952. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1948.

      Doctor of Laws, Bowdoin College, 1996.


    • With Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1950-1998, vice president, 1961-1972, president, 1972-1986, chief executive officer, 1974-1988, chairman, 1986-1998, also director, 1968-1998. Oversear Isabella Student Gardens Museum, Boston. Officer United States Navy, 1944-1946.



    Former secretary, trustee Emerson Hospital. Emeritus trustee Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, chair, 1995—2000. Emeritus trustee Bowdoin College.

    Honorary trustee Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Chairman trustees Bowdoin College, 1990—1994. Overseer emeritus Museum of Science, Boston.

    Overseer Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum. Fellow: Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, Phi Beta Kappa (life). Member: American Society Metals (distinguished life member), Institute Management Sciences (president 1971-1972), Operations Research Society of America 1966-1967, (Kimball medal 1978), Commercial Club 1992-1994, Somerset Club (Boston), The Country Club (Brookline, Massachusetts), Concord (Massachusetts) Country Club (governor 1971-1974), Phi Kappa Psi.





    • Married Dorothy Elma Hundley, November 19, 1949 (deceased May 31, 2009). Children: Catherine Anne, John Hundley, Andrew Stephen.
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    Born December 3, 1926
    • 1947
      Bowdoin College
    • 1952
      University Maine
    • 1948
      Harvard University
    • 1996
      Bowdoin College
    • 1950 - 1998
      With Arthur D. Little
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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