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John Albert Sanborn

association executive , mechanic engineer.

John Albert Sanborn, American association executive, mechanic engineer.


Sanborn, John Albert was born on February 25, 1901 in Norway, Maine, United States. Son of Albert Lincoln and Annie B. (Keene) Sanborn.


Bachelor of Science, University Maine, 1926. Certificate of Proficiency in electrical engineering, Westinghouse Elec. and Manufacturing Company, 1927. Student George Washington University Law School, 1928-1929.

Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1932, Juris Scientiae Doctor, 1933. Student School Accounting and Business Administration, 1934-1935.


With Central Maine Power Company, Augusta, 1922-1925. Apprentice, department general engineering, later graduate student Science Research Laboratory, Westinghouse Elec. & Manufacturing Company, E. Pittsburgh, 1926-1927.

Assistant examiner United States Patent Office, 1928. Office of Judge Advisory General, War Department, also technical advisor relative to aircraft and radio, German-Austrian Patent Claims Commission (Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Amsterdam, London. Paris), 1928-1929; director patent research Manufacturers Aircraft Association, Inc., New York City, 1929-1937, general manager since 1937, vice president since 1948.

Arbitrator for aircraft industry in proceedings under Patent Cross-License Agreement since 1931. Consultant on patents and related subjects to Federal Aviation Commission, 1935, International Conference on Civil Aviation, Chicago, 1944-1945. President Air Policy Commission, 1947, Congressional Aviation Policy Board, 1948.

Associate fellow Institute Aeronautical Sciences. Member Society Automotive Engineers, National Aeronautics assosiation, New York Patent Law Association, Society Colonial Wars for State of New York, Beta Theta Pi, Tau Beta Pi.


Clubs: University (New York City).


Married Helen M. Clayton, October 31, 1928. Children: John Clayton, Joanne Helen.

Albert Lincoln Sanborn

Annie B. (Keene) Sanborn

Helen M. Clayton

John Clayton Sanborn

Joanne Helen Sanborn