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Edward Kingsbury Foster

electronics executive , aviation

Edward Kingsbury Foster, American aviation, electronics executive. Recipient Certificate of Appreciation ( War Department); Certificate of Commendation (Navy) for coirtbns. World World War II; named Man of Year, Towson, Maryland., 1955.


Foster, Edward Kingsbury was born on September 4, 1907 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Son of Eleazar K. and Eugenia Louise (Noyes) Foster.


Student Waugh College Preparatory School, Duval High School, 1922-1925, U. Florida, 1925-1928.


Stock foreman, later management trainee DeForest Radio Company, Jersey City and Passaic, New Jersey, 1928-1930, purchasing agent, 1930-1931, production manager, 1931-1932. Production manager, electronics division Sylvania Electric Company, Clifton, New Jersey, 1932-1936. Works manager fan and motor plant Field Artillery Smith Manufacturing Company, Rochester, New York, 1938-1940.

Director industrial relations Pioneer Instrument division Bendix Aviation Corporation, Brooklyn, 1936-1938, general factory manager Bendix Radio division, Baltimore, 1940-1946, assistant general manager, 1946-1949, general manager since 1949, also general manager York and Cincinnati divisions, vice president, member administration committee Bendix Corporation, since 1951, group executive, since 1954, director, since 1959. Consultant management professor of University Baltimore. Director, member board incorporators Savings Bank of Baltimore.

Director First National Bank of Baltimore.


Member President’s Committee on Employment Physically Handicapped. Member Society Advancement Management (outstanding management award Baltimore 1955), Baltimore Association Commerce (vice-president, director), Armed Forces Communications Association (director), American Ordnance Association, Air Force Association, American Management Association, Radio-Electronics-Television Manufacturers Association (director), Towson Town Association. Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner).

Clubs: Detroit Athletic, Traffic, Advertising, Wings (New York City).


Married Patricia M. Goler, March 20, 1937.

Eleazar K. Foster

Eugenia Louise (Noyes) Foster

Patricia M. Goler