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Edwin Byron Stear, American corporate executive. Named Distinguished Alumnus Bradley University, 1980; recipient civilian exceptional service medals United States Air Force, 1982, 92; Arnold D. Beckman lecturer on research and innovation University Illinois, Urbana, 1993; Mental Health Training Program fellow University of California at Los Angeles, 1972-1974.


Stear, Edwin Byron was born on December 8, 1932 in Peoria, Illinois, United States. Son of Edwin Joseph and Juanita Blanche (Hoffman) Stear.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Bradley University, 1954. Master of Science, University Southern California, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy (Hughes Staff fellow), University of California at Los Angeles, 1961.


Member technical staff Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City, California, 1954-1959. Assistant research engineer University California, Los Angeles, 1959-1961, assistant professor engineering, 1964-1968, associate professor, 1968-1969. Manager guidance and control research laboratory Lear Siegler, Inc., Santa Monica, California, 1963-1964.

Associate professor electrical engineering University California, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, 1969-1973, professor, 1973-1979, chairman department, 1975-1979. Chief scientist United States Air Force, 1979-1982. Director Washington Technology Center, 1983-1990.

Professor electrical engineering University Washington, Seattle, 1983-1990, associate dean research College Engineering, 1983-1985. Corporation vice president technical assessment Boeing Company, 1990-1997, with Boeing Indo., Space & Defense Group, since 1997. Member science advisory board United States Air Force, 1971-1979, 84-92, vice chairman, 1986-1989, chairman, 1989-1990.

Member aerospace advisory committee National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1984-1990. Consultant to industry and government, 1964-1979, 82—. Member Society of Automotive Engineers Technology Standards Board, since 1994, chair, since 1996.

Member Industry Advisory Council Accreditation Board Engineering and Technology, Inc., since 1994. Member Center for Strategic International Studies, 1995-1996. Trustee Analytical Services, Inc., 1984-1990.

Member guidance and control panel North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advisory Group Aerospace Research and Development, 1981-1992, deputy chairman panel, 1988-1990, chairman 1990-1992. Lecturer Xerox Distinguished Lecture Series, 1996. Member advisory board College Engineering Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, since 1990, University Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, since 1996.


Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1961-1963. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member International Federation Automation Control, Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, Pi Mu Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma, Tau Sigma.


Married; children– Brian Douglas, Linnea Susan.

Edwin Joseph Stear

Juanita Blanche (Hoffman) Stear

Brian Douglas Stear

Linnea Susan Stear