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Howard Robard Hughes

industrialist , aviator , motion picture producer

Howard Robard Hughes, industrialist, aviator, motion picture producer. Awarded Harmon Trophy, 1938; Collier trophy, 1939, Octave Chanute Award, 1940, Congressional Medal, 1941; named to Aviation Hall of Fame, 1973.


Hughes, Howard Robard was born on December 24, 1905 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Howard Robard and Alene (Gano) Hughes.


Educated Thacher School, Ojai, California, Fessenden School, West Newton, Massachusetts, Rice Institute, Houston, California Institute Technology.


Owner Summa Corporation (formerly Hughes Tool Company). Houston; president Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City, California Trustee Howard Hughes Medical Institute Pictures produced include Hell’s Angels, Scarface, Front Page, The Outlaw.


Clubs: Los Angeles Country, Wilshire Country, Lakeside Golf, Westchester Country, Aviation Country. In plane of own design established world’s land plane speed record, 352 miles per hour, September 13, 1935.


Howard Robard Hughes

Alene (Gano) Hughes