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Edwin Lawson Hughes, American information systems company executive. Registered profile engineer Florida.


Hughes, Edwin Lawson was born on August 11, 1924 in Pittsburg, Kansas, United States. Son of Edwin Byron and Vera (Lawson) Hughes.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Missouri School Mines, 1949; Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1950.


Research associate digital computer laboratory, University of Illinois, 1949-1953; research associate, International Telemeter Corporation, Los Angeles, 1953-1954; with, Lockheed Missile Sys. Division, Los Angeles, 1954-1956; group leader, Systems Development Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 1957-1960; technical director, General Motors, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, 1960-1971; vice president engineering, Xerox Corporation, Webster, New York, 1971-1981; vice president engineering, Santec Corporation, Amherst, N.H., 1981-1982; chairman, president, chief Executive officer, Florida Data Corporation, Melbourne, 1982-1983; private practice consultant, Melbourne, 1984-1988; retired.


  • Registered professional engineer, Florida.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles and papers to profl journals. Inventor computers, copiers. Patentee in field.


Committee member Boy Scouts American, Pittsford, New York, 1974-1976. Member Brevard Cmty. Chorus. With United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior), NSPE, Florida Engineering Society, Space Coast PC User's Group (president 1991-1995, 97-, secretary 1988-1991, treasurer 1995-1997), Suntree CountryClub.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: choral singing, tennis, home computers.


Married Ann Turner Nolen, October 21, 1961. 1 child, Andrew George. Children from previous marriage: John Lawson, James Prescott.

Edwin Byron Hughes

Vera (Lawson) Hughes

Ann Turner Nolen

Andrew George Hughes