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Hector Randolph Skifter, American corporation executive. Recipient Distinguished Outstanding Civilian Service award, 1964. Fellow I.R E.; member Institute Navigation, Professional Group Engineering Management (program chairman New York chapter 1955-1956).

Background

Skifter, Hector Randolph was born on March 4, 1901 in Austin, Minnesota, United States. Son of Jens A. and Anna (Welken) Skifter.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, St. Olaf College, 1922, Doctor of Science, 1945.

Career

; 1 daughter, Janet. Married second, Helene Boyd du Toit, November 30, 1963. Chief engineer Western Radio Engineering Company, St. Paul, 1929-1933.

Construction engineering radio stations WEAV, WEBC, KDAL, WMIN, KSTP, 1933-1942. Associate director Airborne Instruments laboratory, 1942-1945, president, 1945-1959. Consultant to assistant secretary defense research and development, 1957-1960, assistant director defense research and engineering Department Defense, Washington, 1959-1960.

President airborne instruments laboratory div., vice president corporation Cutler-Hammer, Inc., since 1960. Chairman of the Board Research Analysis Corporation, Washington. Director Rabinow Engineering Company, Washington.

American Research and Development Corporation Cons. Air Navigation Development Board, since 1949. Chairman of Commission air navigation Research and Development Board, 1950-1955.

Science advising committee Department Ordnance, United States Army, since 1955. Member National Defense Research Committee, 1942-1945. Consultant President’s Science Advisory Committee, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Trustee Nassau Hospital, Hofstra College, Hempstead, New York.

Membership

Fellow I.R E.; member Institute Navigation, Professional Group Engineering Management (program chairman New York chapter 1955-1956). Clubs: Cosmos Wings, University (Washington).

Connections

Married Naomi Jeannette Hansen, December 26, 1929 (deceased.; married second, Helene Boyd du Toit, November 30, 1963.

father:
Jens A. Skifter

mother:
Anna (Welken) Skifter

spouse:
Naomi Jeannette Hansen

spouse:
Helene Boyd du Toit