logo logo

Gordon McClure

Gordon McClure was American electronics company executive.


  • McClure, Gordon was born on April 9, 1922 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Son of William C. and Maude (Cowden) McClure.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Phoenix College, 1942. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1947. Postgraduate, University Buffalo, 1950.


    • Manager employment, division safety engineer, general foreman Sylvania Electric Products Inc., Buffalo, 1947-1951. Senior industrial engineer, manager service and industrial relations Sylvania Electronic Products Inc., Mountain View, California, 1952-1958, plant manager, Sylvania Electronic Systems-West manager manufacturing Santa Cruz, 1958-1966. General manager Conelco Electronic Products, San Bernardino, 1966-1968.

      With Bourns Inc., Riverside, 1968-1987, from operations manager precision company, vice president manufacturing and quality control, to corporation vice president, assistant to the president, retired, 1987. Regional representative National Association Foreman, Buffalo, 1950-1951. State board directors Junior Chamber of C., Mountain View, 1956-1957.

      Board directors, treasurer, president Variable Resistive Components Institute, Chicago, 1974-1978. Member President' Safety Council, Washington, 1951.


    • Subject of cover article Factory magazine, 1950.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member of the Chamber of Commerce founding committee University California, Santa Cruz, 1962-1965. Founding chairman Santa Cruz County Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1964-1966. Chairman Board Councillors, San Bernardino State College, 1977-1978, Special Gifts II CalTech.

    Alumni Fund, Pasadena, 1989-1992. Trustee The Orme School, Mayer, Arizona, since 1976. Elder various Presbyterian churches, since 1960.

    Member American Electronics Association (committeeman 1978-1983).



    Theater, science, travel, property mgmt.


    • Married Eleanor Rosalie Setter, September 22, 1945 (deceased April 1994). Children: Mack Patrick, Jeneth Louise, Gary Stuart, Michael Andrew. Married Priscilla Meyer Cole, November 11, 1995.
    See on larger map
    Born April 9, 1922
    Died August 14, 2007
    (aged 85)
    • 1942
      Phoenix College
    • 1947
      California Institute of Technology
    • 1950
      University Buffalo
    • 1947 - 1951
      Manager, employment
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1947 - 1951
      division safety engineer, employment
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1952 - 1958
      senior, service and industrial relations Sylvania Electronic Products Incorporated
      Mountain View, California, United States
    • 1952 - 1958
      manager, service and industrial relations Sylvania Electronic Products Incorporated
      Mountain View, California, United States
    • 1966 - 1968
      general manager, Conelco Electronic Products
      San Bernardino, California, United States
    • 1968 - 1987
      with Bourns Incorporated
      Riverside, New Jersey, United States
    • show more ...