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water ski manufacturing company executive

Ernest Gordon Stout, American water ski manufacturing company executive. Registered professional engineer mechanical, California. Recipient citation of achievement New York University, 1955.


Stout, Ernest Gordon was born on April 25, 1913 in Moran, Kansas, United States. Son of Raymond Theron and Ival Atena (Boatwright) Stout.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, New York University, 1935. Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, New York University, 1939. Certified systems engineering, Lockheed Institute, 1965.


Chief naval research Convair division General dynamics corporation, San Diego, 1936-1955. Manager Washington operations Ralph M. Parsons Company, Pasadena, California, 1955-1961. Division manager advanced design Lockheed Corporation, Burbank, 1961-1966, director transportation systems, 1966-1974.

President Stout-Stocker Associates, Glendale, 1974-1978, Hydro-Ski Corporation, San Diego, from 1978. Chairman seaplane subcommittee National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1944-1957. Consultant Operations Research, Inc., Silver Springs, Maryland, 1976-1982.


  • Registered professional engineer mechanical, California.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Hydrodynamics and Hull Design, 1942. Contributor articles to technical publications. Designer lst supersonic seaplane.

      Patentee hudro-ski marine vehicle.


Board directors Parkway Manor Home Owners Association, La Mesa, California, from 1983. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Navy, 1944-1945 PTO, European Theatre of Operations. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (vice president 1953, Lawrence Sperry award 1941, Sylvanus A. Reed award 1953).

Member National Security Industrial Association (anti-submarine warfare advisory committee 1954-1970), Aerospace Museum, Admiral's Club (New York City), Masons, Tau Beta Pi, Psi Upsilon.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, sailplane flying, woodworking.


Married Helen Keller Sterling, February 20, 1936 (divorced 1973). Children: Claudette Stout Blank, Valarie Stout Rerecich. Married Lilliam Corrine Stocker, March 31, 1973.

Raymond Theron Stout

Ival Atena (Boatwright) Stout

Helen Keller Sterling

Lilliam Corrine Stocker

Claudette Stout Blank Stout

Valarie Stout Rerecich Stout