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Clarence Lester Hogan, American electronics executive. Recipient Community Svc. award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1978, Medal of Merit American Electronics Association, 1978, Berkeley Citation University of California, 1980; named Bay Area Business Man of Year San Jose State University, 1978, One of 10 Greatest Innovatorsin Past 50 Yrs. Electronics Magazine, 1980.


Hogan, Clarence Lester was born on February 8, 1920 in Great Falls, Montana, United States. Son of Clarence Lester and Bessie (Young) Hogan.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 1942. Doctor Engineering (honorary), Montana State University, 1967. Master of Science in Physics, Lehigh University, 1947.

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Lehigh University, 1950. Doctor in Engineering (honorary), Lehigh University, 1971. AM (honorary), Harvard University, 1954.

Doctorate (honorary), Montana State University, 1968. Doctor in Science (honorary), Worcester Polytechnic University, 1969.


Research chemical engineer, Anaconda Copper Mining Company, 1942-1943; instructor physics, Lehigh University, 1946-1950; member technical staff, Bell laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1950-1951; sub-department head, Bell laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1951-1953; associate professor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1953-1957; Gordon McKay professor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1957-1958; general manager semi-conductor products division, Motorola, Inc., Phoenix, 1958-1960; vice president, Motorola, Inc., Phoenix, 1960-1966; executive vice president, director, Motorola, Inc., Phoenix, 1966-1968; president, chief Executive officer, Fairchild Institute, Mount View, California, 1968-1974; vice Chairman, Board Of Directors, Fairchild Institute, Mount View, California, 1974-1985. General chairman International Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 1959,60. Member materials advisory board Department Defense, 1957-1959.

Member of advisory county department electrical engineering Princeton University. Member of advisory board school engineering University of California, Berkeley, since 1974, advisory board department chemical engineering Montana State University,1988-. Member of national advisory board Desert Research Institute, 1976-1980.

Member visiting committee department electric engineering and computer science Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975-1985. Member of advisory county division electrical engineering Stanford University, 1976-1986. Member science and educational advising committee Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1978-1984.

Member President's Export Council, 1976-1980. Member of advisory panel to technical advisory board United States Congress, 1976-1980.


  • Achievements include patentee in field. Inventor microwave gyrator, circulator, isolator.


Christians should exercise vigorously their responsibilities to participate in the political process by registering to vote, educating themselves about the issues, and voting according to their biblical beliefs, convictions, and values.


God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.


Chairman Commission Foundation Santa Clara County, California, 1983-1985. Member visiting committee Lehigh University, 1966-1971, trustee, 1971-1980, also life trustee. Trustee Western Electronic Education Fund.

Member governing board Maricopa County Junior College. Board regents U. Santa Clara. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Frederick Philips gold medal 1976, Edison silver medal Cleveland Society 1978, Pioneering medal for microwave theory and technical 1993), Institute Elec. Engineers (honorary). Member National Academy of Engineering, American Physical Society, Menlo Country Club, Masons, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Sigma.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: woodworking, computer programming.


Married Audrey Biery Peters, October 13, 1946. 1 child, Cheryl Lea.

Clarence Lester Hogan

Bessie (Young) Hogan

Audrey Biery Peters

Cheryl Lea Hogan