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aerospace transportation executive

George Stephen Graff, American aerospace transportation executive. Recipient trophy for design excellence Continental Aviation and Engineering Corporation, 1942; Outstanding Engineering Alumnus of Year award University Detroit, 1973.

Background

Graff, George Stephen was born on March 16, 1917 in New York City. Son of George Russell and Marjory Eleanor (Dolan) Graff.

Education

Bachelor of Arts cum laude, DeSales College, Toledo, 1939; B.Aero. Engineering, University Detroit, 1942.

Career

Draftsman, Continental Aviation & Engineering Corporation, Detroit, 1940-1942; with, McDonnell Aircraft Company, 1942-1982; director system technical, McDonnell Aircraft Company, 1961-1964; vice president engineering technical, McDonnell Aircraft Company, 1964-1968; vice president engineering, McDonnell Aircraft Company, 1968-1970; executive vice president, McDonnell Aircraft Company, 1970-1971; president, McDonnell Aircraft Company, 1971-1982; also director, McDonnell Aircraft Company vice president, McDonnell Douglas Corporation, 1971-1982; member Executive Committee, McDonnell Douglas Corporation, 1974-1987; also board directors, McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Member subcommittee stability and control National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1951-1956. Member subcommittee aerodynamic stability and control National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1956-1958, committee missile and spacecraft aerodynamics, 1959-1961, committee aircraft aerodynamics, 1964-1965, chairman aircraft aerodynamics committee, 1965-1967, member research and technical advisory com.on aerospace, 1967-1971.

Membership

Member industry committee Parks College, St. Louis, 1950-1958. Chairman of the board of trustees Fontbonne College, 1977-1987. Board directors Junior Achievement of Mississippi Valley, Inc.

Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (regional director, Chairman of Commission aircraft design 1964-1967, fellow grade committee 1975-1976). Member National Academy Engineering, Tau Beta Pi.

Connections

Married Mary Rita Shaughnessy, October 3, 1942 (deceased). Children: Mary Ann, George Stephen, James Russell, Thomas Gerald, Maureen Rita. Married Marjory V. Kassabaum, April 4, 1987.

Stepchildren: Douglas George, Ann Denise, Karen Jane.

father:
George Russell Graff

mother:
Marjory Eleanor (Dolan) Graff

spouse:
Mary Rita Shaughnessy

spouse:
Marjory V. Kassabaum

child:
Thomas Gerald Graff

child:
Karen Jane Graff

child:
James Russell Graff

child:
Maureen Rita Graff

child:
Ann Denise Graff

child:
Douglas George Graff

child:
George Stephen Graff

child:
Mary Ann Graff