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manufacturing and engineering executive

Charles Ridgely Vincent, American manufacturing and engineering executive. Patentee in field. Decorated Commemorative War cross Royal Yugoslavian Army, 1945; recipient 2 citations for contributions to war efforts, 1945, citation for distinguished service to English postwar effort, 1946-1947.


Vincent, Charles Ridgely was born on November 19, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles R. and Margaret (Tiffany) Vincent.


Bachelor, Denison University, Granville, Ohio, 1938. Postgraduate, University Oklahoma, 1972.


Junior executive First of Michigan Corporation, Detroit, 1938-1939. General sales manager, executive assistant to president, director Ford-Ferguson, Inc., 1939-1946. Managing director, board directors Harry Ferguson, Ltd., Coventry, England, 1946-1948.

Owner Vinlee Company, Detroit, 1948-1950. Research and development engineer Willys-Overland Company, Toledo, 1950-1952. Owner Vincent & Company, King City, California, 1953-1956.

Executive vice president, director Rolligon, Inc., Monterey, 1956-1959. Engaged in patent research and development, 1960-1964. Mathematics researcher Stanford Research Institute, 1965-1966.

Mathematics researcher, supervisor data analysis, manager data processing, project scientist advanced planning and analysis Litton Industries, 1966-1971. Consultant Bechtel, Inc., San Francisco, 1972-1973, principal engineer, since 1973. Manager Bechtel Rolligon Joint Venture, 1973-1975.

Consultant engineer logistics Bechtel International Inc., since 1976. Project engineer International Bechtel, Inc., 1977. Adviser War Production Board, 1940-1945.


  • Patentee in field.


Member First Families Virginia, Mayflower Descendants, Society Colonial Wars, Society of America Revolution, Society War 1812, Americans of Royal Descent, New England History Genealogical Society, William the Conqueror Society, Bristol and Gloucestshire Archeological Society, Les Ambassadeurs (London).


Married Charlotte Jane McCarroll, June 17, 1939. Children– David Ridgely, Barbara Vincent Henares, Peter McCarroll, Patricia Tiffany Vincent Merkley.

Charles R. Vincent

Margaret (Tiffany) Vincent

Charlotte Jane McCarroll

David Ridgely Vincent

Barbara Vincent Henares Vincent

Peter McCarroll Vincent

Patricia Tiffany Vincent Merkley Vincent