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Edward Alan Miller

Edward Alan Miller, American executive. Achievements include was responsible for the design, construction, deployment, operation, and recovery of Corona's satellite recovery vehicle (SRV), the first man-made object recovered from Earth's orbit; honored by the Director of the Central Intelligence for his role as a Corona Pioneer in 1995.

Background

  • Miller, Edward Alan was born on March 5, 1922 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of John Milton and Frances (Riley) Miller.

  • Education

    • Biosystems Engineering., University Maryland, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Cincinnati, 1958. Juris Doctor, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Cincinnati, 1964.

    Career

    • Manager, general manager General Electric, Cincinnati, 1954-1968. General manager Philco Ford Corporation, Palo Alto, California, 1968-1970. Senior vice president Fairchild Space & Electronics Company, Germantown, Maryland, 1970-1972.

      President optical systems division ITEK Corporation, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1973-1975. Assistant secretary research and development Dept Army, Washington, 1975-1977. Member Army Science Board, 1975—1981.

      Vice president engineering Sanders Associates, Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire, 1977-1982, senior corporation vice president, president federal systems group, 1982-1984, executive vice president corporation, since 1984.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include was responsible for the design, construction, deployment, operation, and recovery of Corona's satellite recovery vehicle (SRV), the first man-made object recovered from Earth's orbit. Honored by the Director of the Central Intelligence for his role as a Corona Pioneer in 1995.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member school board City of Greenhills, Ohio, 1958-1960. Served to major United States Army, 1944-1946, 50-53. Southeast Asia; member American Defense Preparedness Association (president Yankee chapter 1982-1984, national director).

    Association United States Army Landpower Commission (board directors).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Jane Chase, November 2, 1946. Children– Edward, Ann Elizabeth, Marion, Jane, John.
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    • 1950
      University Maryland
    • 1958
      Salmon P. Chase College of Law
    • 1964
      Salmon P. Chase College of Law
    • 1954 - 1968
      Manager, General Electric
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • 1954 - 1968
      general manager, General Electric
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • 1968 - 1970
      general manager, Philco Ford Corporation
      Palo Alto, California, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      senior, vice president Fairchild Space & Electronics Company
      Germantown, New York, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      president, optical systems division ITEK Corporation
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      assistant, secretary research and development Dept Army
      Washington, United States
    • 1975 - 1981
      member, Army Science Board
    • 1977 - 1982
      vice president, engineering Sanders Associates
      Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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