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engineering , systems consultant , company executive

John Backus Munson, American data processing executive, computer scientist. Recipient Exceptional Civilian Service award United States Air Force, 1986, Superior Public Service award United States Navy, 1988, certified of appreciation North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1984, Lifetime Achievement award Knox College, 2009; named to Management Association Hall of Fame, 1994.

Background

Munson, John Backus was born on May 1, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Mark Frame and Catherine Louise (Cherry) Munson.

Education

Son of Mark Frame and Catherine Louise (Cherry) M.;m. Anne Lorraine Cooper, July 6, 1957. Vice president, general manager SpaceSystems division, 1989-1994, retired, 1994.

Member science advisory board United States Air Force, 1981-1986, member United States Navy panel on F14D issues, 1987-1988.

Career

With Unisys Corporation, McLean, Virginia, 1957-1993, vice president corporation software engineering, 1977-1981, vice president technical operations, 1981-1984, vice president general manager space transportation systems, 1984-1989, 89-93, vice president, general manager Space Systems division, 1989-1994, retired, 1994. Member science advisory board United States Air Force, 1981-1986, member United States Navy panel on F14D issues, 1987-1988.

Membership

Member board advisors University Houston, Clear Lake, 1988-1993, chairman 1990-1992. Board directors Bay Area Young Men’s Christian Association, 1988-1993, chairman 1992, Clear Lake American Heart Association, 1989-1993. Co-chairman Bay Area United Way, since 1988, chairman, 1992.

Distinguished visitor Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computing Society, 1981-1994. Captain United States Army, 1955-1957. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (editor transactions of Software Engineering 1982-1984, board directors technical committee software engineering since 1982).

Member American Institute of Architects, American Astronautical Society (board directors Southwest section 1989-1994), Aerospace Industries Association (space committee 1989-1994), United States Army Association, National Security Industrial Association, Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (president Houston chapter 1987-1990), Southwest Regional Council Corporation Chief executive officers.

Connections

Married Anne Lorraine Cooper, July 6, 1957. Children: David B., Sharon A.

father:
Mark Frame Munson

mother:
Catherine Louise (Cherry) Munson

spouse:
Anne Lorraine Cooper

children:
Sharon A. Munson

David B. Munson