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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.


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.


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


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.


  • 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.


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.


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

John Alden Hendron

Grace Athena (Muirhead) Hendron

Mary Ann Wick

Susan Hendron

Gail Hendron

Heather Hendron

John Hendron