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James Michaelis Hartley Edit Profile

Manufacturing executive

James Michaelis Hartley, American aerospace systems, printing and hardwood products manufacturing executive. Achievements include invention of patent prerotation system for transport-size aircraft landing gear. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, National Federation Indiana Business, American Legion (life).

Background

Hartley, James Michaelis was born on November 25, 1916 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of James Worth and Bertha S. (Beuke) Hartley.

Education

Student, Jordan Conservatory Music, 1934—1935. Student, Indiana University. Student, Purdue University.

Student, Franklin College.

Career

With Arvin Industries, Inc., 1934-1936. Founder, president J.Hartley Company, Inc., Columbus, Indiana, 1937. Founder, president Hartley Group, 1989.

Inventor of and patent on a prerotation system for transport-size aircraft landing gear. President Columbus Little Theatre, 1947-1948. Founding director Columbus Arts Guild, 1960-1964, vice president, 1965-1966, director, 1971-1974.

Musical director, cellist Guild String Quartet, 1963-1973. Active Indianapolis Museum of Art. Founding director Columbus Pro Musica, 1969-1974.

Dir.Regional Arts Study Commission, 1971-1974. Vice president Indiana Council Republican Workshops,1965-1969, president, 1975-1977. President Bartholomew County Republican Workshop, 1966-1967.

Achievements

  • Achievements include invention of patent prerotation system for transport-size aircraft landing gear.

Membership

Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, National Federation Indiana Business, American Legion (life).

Connections

Married E. Lea Cosby, July 30, 1944. Children: Michael D., Brent S. Student Jordan Conservatory of Music, 1934-1935, Indiana.

father:
James Worth Hartley

mother:
Bertha S. (Beuke)Hartley

spouse:
E. Lea Cosby

child:
Michael D. Hartley

child:
Brent S. Student Jordan Conservatory of Music Hartley

child:
Ind Hartley

child:
1934-1935 Hartley