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William Loran Murphy

William Loran Murphy, American advanced composites executive. Member Society Experimental Test Pilots, Society Automotive Engineers, Society Advancement Materials and Process Engineering.

Background

  • Murphy, William Loran was born on March 12, 1927 in Oxnard, California, United States. Son of Allen Austin and Bessie (Frey) Murphy.

  • Education

    • Graduate, United States Navy Test Pilot School, 1958. Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Master of Science in Management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 1965.

    Career

    • Enlisted United States Navy, 1944, advanced through grades to Commander, 1944-1963, retired, 1967. Program manager Lockheed Missile and Space Company, Sunnyvale, California, 1967-1973. President Yosemite Airlines, Columbia, 1973-1980.

      Director, administrator Lear Fan Ltd., Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1980-1981, manager Reno, 1981-1983. President Abaris, since 1983. Lecturer San Jose (California) State University, 1971-1973.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to Aviation Management, 1969.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Society Experimental Test Pilots, Society Automotive Engineers, Society Advancement Materials and Process Engineering.

    Personality

    Interests

    Sailing.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Casterlin, July 12, 1950 (divorced May 1980). Children: Craig, Lisa, Kay, Laura, Dean.
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    Born March 12, 1927
    • 1958
      United States Navy Test Pilot School
    • 1965
      Master of Science in Management
    • 1944
      Enlisted United States Navy
    • 1944 - 1963
      Enlisted United States Navy
    • 1967 - 1973
      program manager, Lockheed Missile and Space Company
      Sunnyvale, California, United States
    • 1973 - 1980
      president, Yosemite Airlines
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      director, Lear Fan Limited
      Belfast, United Kingdom
    • 1980 - 1981
      administrator, Lear Fan Limited
      Belfast, United Kingdom
    • 1983
      president, Abaris
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