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aerospace systems company scientist and executive

Edward Isaac Hawthorne, American aerospace systems company scientist and executive. Recipient citation Cooper Union, 1977; scholar Emil Schweinburg scholar Cooper Union, 1939-1943.


Hawthorne, Edward Isaac was born on September 25, 1921 in Skierniewice, Poland. Arrived in the United States, 1937, naturalized, 1943.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Cooper Union, 1943. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Pennsylvania, 1948. Doctor of Engineering Pennsylvania, 1952.


Design engineer Radio Corporation of America, Camden, New Jersey, 1943—1945, 1946—1947. Assistant to associate professor University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1947—1958. Manager electrical department Alloy Valves and Control, Wilmington, Massachusetts, 1958—1961.

Chief scientist, program manager Hughes Aircraft Company, El Segundo, California, since 1961. Served to Second lieutenant Signal Corps United States Army, 1945-1946, European Theatre of Operations.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles public to professional publications.


Married Lillian Spahn, February 9, 1947. Children: Barbara, Fran.

Lillian Spahn

Fran Hawthorne

Barbara Hawthorne