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Manufacturing company executive

Donald Clemens Burnham, American Manufacturing company executive. Recipient Outstanding Achievement in Management award American Institute Industrial Engineers, 1964.

Background

Burnham, Donald Clemens was born on January 28, 1915 in Athol, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles Richardson and Freda (Clemens) Burnham.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1936. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Purdue University, 1959. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Indiana Institute of Technology, 1963.

Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Drexel Institute of Technology, 1964. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1967.

Career

With, General Motors Corporation, 1936-1954;assistant chief engineer Oldsmobile division, General Motors Corporation, 1953-1954;with, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1954-1980;group vice president, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1962-1963;president, chief Executive officer, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1963-1968;chairman, chief Executive officer, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1969-1975;director-officer, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1975-1980.

Membership

Member The Business Council. Emeritus trustee Carnegi Institute, American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Major Army of the United States, World War World War II. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society Manufacturing Engineer (Hoover Medal award 1978), Society AutomotiveEngrs., Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, National Academy Engineering, American Association Engineering Socs.

(National Engineering award 1981).

Connections

Married Virginia Gobble, May 29, 1937 (deceased 2002). Children: David Charles, Joan (Mistress Robert Graham), John Carl, William Lawrence (deceased), Mary Barbara (Mistress F. David Throop).

father:
Charles Richardson Burnham

mother:
Freda (Clemens) Burnham

spouse:
Virginia Gobble

child:
David Charles Burnham

child:
Joan Burnham (Mistress Robert Graham)

child:
John Carl Burnham

child:
William Lawrence Burnham (deceased 1994)

child:
Mary Barbara Burnham (Mistress F. David Throop)