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John Carlton Ward,, industrialist.


Ward,, John Carlton was born on January 21, 1893 in Brooklyn. Son of John Carlton and Florence Gannon (Hanfield) Ward.


Master of Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1914.


Development engineer, International Paper Company, 1914; assistant to works manager, Niles Tool Works division Niles-Bement-Pond Company, 1915-1917; production engineer, United States Ordnance Department, Watervliet (New York) Arsenal, 1918; works manager, Pratt & Whitney division NMiles-Bement-Pond Company, 1919-1925; vice president, general manager, director, Hartford Machine Screw Company, 1926-1929; general works manager, General Cable Corporation, 1929-1934; vice president, Rome Company Inc., 1934-1935; vice president, general manager, director, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft division United Aircraft Corporation, 1935-1940; in charge advisory mission to French Government on airplane production, 1940; president, Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation, 1940-1947; chairman, Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation, 1948-1949; Chairman of the Board, Thompson Industries, Inc., 1950-1953; Chairman of the Board, Vitro Minerals Corporation president, director, Vitro Corporation American, 1953-1959; Chairman of the Board, Vitro Corporation American, 1960-1961. Board directors Sheer-Korman Associations, United States Manganese Company Stanrock Uranium Mines, Ltd. Member War Production Board Mission Great Britain, 1942.

President Aircraft War Production Council East Coast Inc., 1943. Executive member of the Board of Governors Aircraft Industries Assn. Chairman advisory board Industrial College Armed Superior vena cava syndrome.

Chairman Connecticut Nuclear Center for Research and Training, from 1962. Member Business Council. Member National Defense committee Common for Reorganization Executive Branch Government.

Member, chairman Secretary Navy's Advisory Board Ednl. Requirements, 1961-1962.


Board of directors Flight Safety Foundation. Trustee Cornell Univercity, 1948-1953, director Aero Laboratory, director Atomic Industrial Forum, chairman engineering county. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, United States Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Association, Defense Orientation Conference, American Ordnance Association, Newcomen Society, Cornell Society Engineers, United States Navy League, Masons, University Club, Cornell Club, Norfolk Curling Club, Farmington Country Club, Tau Beta Pi. M C.


Married Laura Willett Pickford, February 12, 1934. Children: John Carlton III, Robert Pickford (stepson. Second lieutenant United States Army Air Force.

Killed in combat 1944).

John Carlton Ward,

Florence Gannon (Hanfield) Ward,

Laura Willett Pickford

John Carlton III Ward,

Robert Pickford (stepson Ward,