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John Alden Hendron

engineer , consultant

John Alden Hendron, American quality assurance engineer, consultant, nondestructive testing engineer. Recipient Technology Utilization award Atomic Energy Commission/National Aeronautics and Space Administration Nuclear Rocket Program, 1967, 1969, 1971.

Background

Hendron, John Alden was born on March 23, 1920 in Granite Falls, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of John Alden and Grace Athena (Muirhead) Hendron.

Education

Student, University Washington, 1940-1941, 46-52.

Career

Registered professional engineer, California Research and development engineer, motion picture x-ray systems for physiology research University Washington, 1948-1952. Design engineer, early field x-ray equipment Industrial X-ray Engineers, Seattle, 1952-1955. Supervisor inspection team Esso Research and Development Company, Fawley, England, 1956-1959.

Head nondestructive test engineering group for development tests and equipment Polaris missile motors Aerojet Strategic Propulsion Company, Sacramento, 1959-1970, consultant nondestructive testing engineering, 1970-1973, 77–. Quality assurance manager Alaskan Copper Company, Seattle, 1973-1977.

Works

  • Contributor articles on motion pictures x-ray research in physiology and industrial inspection techniques to professional journals. Nondestructive test developers Occasional speaker in support of nuclear power to Republican groups.

Membership

Served to sergeant United States Army, 1941-1945. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Welding Society, American Society Nondestructive Testing. Club: University Washington Alumni.

Lodges: Shriners (Seattle). Masons (England). Research on nondestructive test development, quality assurance programs management.

Connections

Married Mary Ann Wick, October 6, 1953. Children– Susan, Gail, Heather, John.

father:
John Alden Hendron

mother:
Grace Athena (Muirhead) Hendron

spouse:
Mary Ann Wick

children:
Susan Hendron

Gail Hendron

Heather Hendron

John Hendron