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Manufacturing executive

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.


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.


  • Achievements include patents in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


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.

John Edward O'Brien

Mary Elizabeth (Norton) O'Brien

Mary Theresa Cronin

Karen J. O'Brien Pani O'Brien

Barbara A. O'Brien Dunfee O'Brien

Donna M. O'Brien Perkins O'Brien