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Donald Jesse Atwood, American Former deputy secretary of defense, former automobile manufacturing company executive. Board of directors Automotive Hall of Fame Inc. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Academy of Engineering (council), Society Automotive Engineers.

Background

Atwood,, Donald Jesse was born on May 25, 1924 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Donald Jesse and Doris Albertine (French) Atwood.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1948. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1950.

Career

With Air Corps Electronics division, General Motors, 1961-1970;director Milwaukee operations, General Motors, 1968-1970;manager Indianapolis operations Detroit Diesel Allison division, General Motors, 1970-1973;1st general manager Transportation Systems division, General Motors, 1973-1974;general manager Delco Electronics division, General Motors, Kokomo, Indiana, 1974-1978;general manager Diesel division, General Motors, 1978-1980;vice president, group executive, General Motors, 1981-1983;executive vice president, General Motors, 1984-1987;vice-chairman, General Motors, 1987-1989;president General Motors Hughes Electronic Corporation division, General Motors, 1985-1989;deputy secretary of defense, Washington, 1989-1993;president, Atwood Associations Cons. Firm, Franklin

board directors Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Corporation, Stewart and Stevenson, Light-Material Interactions. Member Corporation of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Membership

Board of directors Automotive Hall of Fame Inc. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Academy of Engineering (council), Society Automotive Engineers.

Connections

Married Curina Harian, September 8, 1946. Children: Susan Albertine, Donald Jesse.

father:
Donald Jesse Atwood,

mother:
Doris Albertine (French) Atwood,

spouse:
Curina Harian

children:
Susan Albertine Atwood,

Donald Jesse Atwood,