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Robert Louis Wendt

Robert Louis Wendt was American electronics executive. Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn fellow, 1983.


  • Wendt, Robert Louis was born on July 10, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Gerald Louis and Elsie Paula (Lerch) Wendt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Physics and Electrical Engineering, Harvard University, 1940.


    • With Sperry Gyroscope Company, Great Neck, New York, 1940-1971. Vice president, general manager Sperry Systems Management, 1971-1975. Vice president, general manager electrical unit Sperry Defense Systems, 1975-1980.

      President electronic systems operations Sperry Corporation, 1980-1985.


    • Patentee vertical and velocity reference defining system, directional reference correction system. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Board directors, member executive committee United Way Long Island, Melville, New York, since 1982, Long Island Association, Commack, New York, since 1980. Served with United States Army, 1945-1946. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior.

    Outstanding Engineering Management award 1983), Navy League United States (life), Institute Navigation, American Society Naval Engineers, Society Harvard Engineers and Scientists.


    • Married Ruth Munro, May 18, 1946.
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    Died November 17, 2003
    (aged 83)
    • 1940
      Harvard University
    • 1940 - 1971
      With Sperry Gyroscope Company
      Great Neck, New York, United States
    • 1971 - 1975
      vice president, Sperry Systems Management
    • 1971 - 1975
      general manager, Sperry Systems Management
    • 1975 - 1980
      vice president, electrical unit Sperry Defense Systems
    • 1975 - 1980
      general manager, electrical unit Sperry Defense Systems
    • 1980 - 1985
      president, electronic systems operations Sperry Corporation