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Donald Gerard O'Brien

Donald Gerard O'Brien, American manufacturing executive. Achievements include patents in field. Named Honorary Director, Family Council and Guidance Centers, Framingham, 1977; recipient Outstanding Achievement award, College of Technology University New Hampshire, 1973, Distinguished Citizen award, Algonquin council Boy Scouts American, Framingham, 1974.


  • O'Brien, Donald Gerard was born on July 14, 1922 in Portland, Maine, United States. Son of John Edward and Mary Elizabeth (Norton) O'Brien.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University New Hampshire, 1949. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1951.


    • Vice president engineering and manufacturing Midwestern Instruments, Tulsa, 1951—1957. Vice president, general manager American Measurement and Control, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1957—1962. Chairman, president D.G. O'Brien, Inc., Seabrook, New Hampshire, from 1962.

      Board directors Shawmut Community Bank NA, Framingham, Massachusetts. Second lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents in field.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Chairman Little Boar's Head District Zoning Board Adjustment, North Hampton, New Hampshire, from 1980. President board trustees Framingham Union Hospital, 1971—1977. Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Association Industrial Management (board directors North-East since 1983), University New Hampshire Alumni Association (president 1986-1987, board directors since 1983), Abenaqui Country Club (governor Rye Beach, New Hampshire 1984, president 1986-1987), Rotary (board directors Hampton, New Hampshire since 1980).


    • Married Mary Theresa Cronin, May 5, 1945. Children: Karen J. O'Brien Pani, Barbara A. O'Brien Dunfee, Donna M. O'Brien Perkins.
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    Born July 14, 1922
    Died July 15, 2000
    (aged 78)
    • 1949
      University New Hampshire
    • 1951
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1951 - 1957
      Vice president, engineering and manufacturing Midwestern Instruments
      Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1957 - 1962
      vice president, American Measurement and Control
      Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1957 - 1962
      general manager, American Measurement and Control
      Waltham, Massachusetts, United States