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scientist , corporation executive

Howard Theodore Engstrom, American scientist, corporation executive. Decorated Distinguished Service medal, Naval Reserve medal, Presidential Unit citation; Officer British Empire; recipient medal of appreciation Department of Defense, National Security Agency medal; fellow Davenport College, Yale. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945; Fellow Institute Radio Engineers’; Club: Cosmos (Washington).


Engstrom, Howard Theodore was born on April 23, 1902 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Gustav W. and Anna K. (Ranvik) Engstrom.


Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Engineering, Northeastern U., 1922. Master of Arts in Mathematics, U. Maine, 1925. Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics, Yale, 1929.

National Research Council fellow, California Institute Technology, 1929-1930. International Research fellow, Gottingen, Germany, 1930-1931.


Western Union Telegraph Company, 1922-1923. Instructor U. Maine, 1923-1925. Instructor mathematics Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1925-1926.

Instructor Yale, 1926-1929, assistant professor mathematics, 1931-1935, associate professor, 1935-1941. Founder, vice president Engineering Research Associates, St. Paul, 1945-1952. Company bought by Remington Rand Company, 1952.

Vice president Remington Rand division Sperry Rand Company, 1952-1956, 58—. Deputy director National Security Agency, 1956-1958. Chairman of the Board Computer Export Corporation, Atlanta, since 1958.

Adviser Department of Defense.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: High Speed Printing Devices, 1950. Author numerous articles in field.


Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945. Fellow Institute Radio Engineers’. Club: Cosmos (Washington).


Married Karin Ekblom, April. Children: Karin S. (Mistress William Agosta), Anna K., Morten H. Engineer.

Gustav W. Engstrom

Anna K. (Ranvik) Engstrom

Karin Ekblom

Anna K. Engstrom

Morten H. Engr Engstrom

Karin S. Engstrom (Mistress William Agosta)