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Electronics company executive

Clare I. Rice, American electronics company executive. Registered professional engineer, Minnesota, District of Columbia. Recipient Distinguished Service citation University Wisconsin, 1979, 84; Pioneer award Milwaukee School Engineering, 1981.


Rice, Clare I. was born on November 3, 1918 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Chris Nilson and Ingeborg (Haugstvedt) Rice.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Wisconsin, 1943. Bachelor of Science in Law, St. Paul College Law, 1950. DEngring, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1979.


Supervisor aircraft radio engineering, Northwest Airlines, Inc., Minneapolis, 1946-1951; staff engineer, Aero. Radio, Inc., Washington, 1951-1953; aviation sales manager, general manager, Bendix Avionics Division, Baltimore, 1953-1962; president, Sunbeam Electronics, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1962-1966; vice president, Nova U., Fort Lauderdale, 1966-1968; assistant vice president, vice president, senior vice president, Collins Radio Company, president Collins Avionics group Rockwell International Corporation, Cedar Rapids, Iowa., 1968-1983. Director Rockwell-Collins International, Inc., Dallas.


  • Registered professional engineer, Minnesota, District of Columbia.


Chairman United Way, Cedar Rapids, 1973-1974. Trustee Coe College, 1979-1983, Hoover Presidential Library. Eminent fellow Wisdom Hall of Fame.

Board directors St. Luke's Hospital, 1976-1982, Merchants National Bank, 1977-1983. Chairman Municipal Airport Commission, Cedar Rapids, 1980-1984. Charter member Aviation Hall of Fame.

Captain Honorary Deputy Sheriffs Association, since 1987. President Sales and Marketing Executives Baltimore, 1960-1961, Community Association Bernardo Heights, 1988-1991. Director Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.

Senior member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Member Iowa Manufacturers Association (board directors 1975-1981), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (director 1970-1981, chairman 1979), University Wisconsin Alumni Association (chairman 1981-1982, president 1980-1981, Distinguished Service award 1984). Clubs: Wings (New York City).

National Aviation (Washington). Rancho Bernardo Heights Country. Lodges: Royal Order of Jesters (director 1979).


Married Virginia M. Bateman. Children: Karen Bateman, Carol Rice Brannon, David Alan.

Chris Nilson Rice

Ingeborg (Haug) Rice

Virginia M. Bateman

Karen Bateman Rice

David Alan Rice

Carol Rice Brannon Rice