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consultant , Communications executive

Earl Drayton Hilburn, American communications executive, consultant. Member Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, United States Chamber of Commerce (chairman communications committee, director 1970-1976), United States Power Squadron.

Background

Hilburn, Earl Drayton was born on April 16, 1920 in Minneapolis. Son of Earl D. and Jess U. (Neutson) Hilburn.

Education

Student, University Wisconsin, 1938-1940;Indianapolis extension branch, Purdue University, 1943-1944.

Career

Communications department United Air Lines, 1940-1942. Senior engineer test equipment department Radio Corporation of America, Indianapolis, 1942-1944, field engineer Camden, New Jersey, 1944-1946. Project engineer Melpar, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, 1946-1947, consultant, 1947-1950, assistant to executive vice president, 1950-1953.

(became subsidiary Westinghouse Air Brake Company 1953). Vice president government contracts Westinghouse Air Brake Company, 1953-1956. Vice president Link Aviation Inc., Binghamton, New York, 1956-1960.

President, director Burtek, Inc., Tulsa, 1960-1962. Vice president, general manager electronics division Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 1962-1963. Deputy to associate administrator and general manager National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1963-1966.

Vice president, assistant to president Western Union Telegraph Company, New York City, 1966-1969, executive vice president, 1969-1970, president, 1970-1977, Western Union Corporation, 1977-1981, consultant, 1981-1989. Consultant National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1981-1989, SIAC, 1981-1989, National Academy Public Administration, 1985-1989. Director Hudson City Savings Bank.

Board directors National Space Institute. Chairman advisory committee International Association Satellite Users.

Membership

Member Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, United States Chamber of Commerce (chairman communications committee, director 1970-1976), United States Power Squadron. Clubs: Skytop (Pennsylvania). Starcom, Treasure Coast PC Users (Stuart, Florida).

Connections

Son of Earl D. and Jess University (Neutson) H. M. Charlotte B. Johnson, September 16, 1940. Children: Scott L., Bruce J.

father:
Earl D. Hilburn

mother:
Jess U. (Neutson) Hilburn

spouse:
Charlotte B. Johnson

children:
Scott L. Hilburn

Bruce J. Hilburn