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John Edward Crosthwait, American aerospace company executive.


Crosthwait, John Edward was born on November 10, 1932 in Willimantic, Connecticut, United States. Son of Franklin Samuel and Gertrude Maud (Best) Crosthwait.


Bachelor of Science, St. Lawrence University, 1954.


Test pilot Republic Aviation Corporation, Farmingdale, New York, 1958-1962. Engineer, manager Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California, 1962-1968, vice president, 1972-1977. Program manager McDonnell Aircraft Company, St. Louis, 1969-1972.

President McDonnell Douglas Japan Ltd., Tokyo, 1978-1982. Corporation vice president McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Washington, since 1982. Member United States Delaware North Atlantic Treaty Organization Industrial Advisory Group, Brussels, since 1982.


Board governors Japan-American Society, Washington, 1983, trustee, 1985. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1954-1958. Member National Security Industrial Association (trustee 1985), National Aeronautic Association (board governors since 1982), Air Force Association, Tailhook Association (charter), Navy League United States (life), Association of Navy Aviation (charter) Clubs: City Tavern (Washington).

National Aviation (board governors). Wings (New York City).


1 daughter, Patricia Annual.

Franklin Samuel Crosthwait

Gertrude Maud (Best) Crosthwait