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Townsend Dean Breeden

Townsend Dean Breeden, American electronics company executive, consultant. Recipient Ranger Program Citation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1964.


  • Breeden, Townsend Dean was born on August 27, 1932 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Harry Clinton and Ethel (Townsend) Breeden.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Maryland, College Park, 1960. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Drexel University, 1965.


    • Engineer Radio Corporation of America, Hightstown, New Jersey, 1960-1965. Director Fairchild Industries, Germantown, Maryland, 1965-1977. Vice president American Satellite Company, Rockville, 1977-1982, Hekimian Laboratories, Gaithersburg, 1982-1988.

      Consultant Townsend Group, 1988-1989. General manager Keltec Florida, Inc., Fort Walton Beach, 1989-1992. President, general manager Fairchild Data Corporation, since 1992.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Served with United States Navy, 1952-1956. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate, chairman committee 1977-1978), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Izaak Walton League of America (national director 1984-1985, president Rockville chapter 1982-1984), National Rifle Association (life member).



    Trap and skeet shooting, swimming, horseback riding, trail hiking.


    • Married Wanda Louise Riddle, June 25, 1960. Children: Townsend Paul, Edward Dean.
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    • 1960
      University Maryland
    • 1965
      Drexel University
    • 1960 - 1965
      Engineer, Radio Corporation of American
      Hightstown, New Jersey, United States
    • 1965 - 1977
      director, Fairchild Industries
      Germantown, New York, United States
    • 1977 - 1982
      vice president, American Satellite Company
      Rockville, Maryland, United States
    • 1982 - 1988
      vice president, American Satellite Company
      Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
    • 1988 - 1989
      consultant, Townsend Group
    • 1989 - 1992
      general manager, Keltec Florida
      Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
    • 1992
      president, Fairchild Data Corporation
    • 1992
      general manager, Fairchild Data Corporation
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