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Electronics company executive

Horace Richard Johnson, American electronics company executive. Research Laboratory for Electronics fellow, 1947-1951.

Background

Johnson, Horace Richard was born on April 26, 1926 in Jersey City. Son of Horace Adam and Grace (Lower) Johnson.

Education

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with distinction, Cornell University, 1946. Postgraduate, Cornell University, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1952.

Career

Member technical staff, Hughes Aircraft Company, 1952-1957;co-founder, Watkins-Johnson Company, Palo Alto, California, 1958;president, Watkins-Johnson Company, 1967-1987;vice Chairman, Board Of Directors, Watkins-Johnson Company, since 1988. Lecturer engineering University of California at Los Angeles, 1956-1957, Stanford University, 1958-1968. Chairman Los Angeles Professional Group on Electron Devices, 1955-1956.

Director WEMA, 1971-1972, Volumes International Technology Assistance, 1971-1973.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Patentee in field. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

President Stanford Area council Boy Scouts American, 1968-1970, board member, 1967-1977. Campaign chairman Palo Alto-Stanford chapter United Fund, 1967. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.

Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Member National Academy Engineering, National Association of Manufacturers (director 1983-1990), American Physical Society, Newcomen Society North American, Commonwealth Club California, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Alpha, Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu.

Connections

Married Mary Louise Kleckner, July 29, 1950. Children: Lucinda Louise, Karen Ann, Richard Adam, Russell Kleckner, David Thorp.

father:
Horace Adam Johnson

mother:
Grace (Lower) Johnson

spouse:
Mary Louise Kleckner

child:
Lucinda Louise Johnson

child:
Karen Ann Johnson

child:
Richard Adam Johnson

child:
Russell Kleckner Johnson

child:
David Thorp Johnson