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Government official , company executive

John Joseph Martin, American former manufacturing company executive, government official. Research on atmospheric reentry ballistic missiles and manned space craft; description of reflection characteristics of ocean surfaces and bottoms. Member Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma.

Background

Martin, John Joseph was born on October 19, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Anthony L. and Helen (Jason) Martin.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Notre Dame, 1943. Master of Science, University Notre Dame, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1951.

Career

Instructor University Notre Dame, 1946-1947, 49-50. Research engineer North America Aviation, Inc., Downey, California, 1951-1953. Chief engineer Bendix corporation, South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana, 1953-1960.

Resident consultant Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, England, 1963-1964. Member staff Institute Defense Analysis, Arlington, Virginia, 1960-1963, 64-69, special assistant to vice president for research, 1966-1967, assistant to president, 1967-1968, director systems evaluation division, 1968-1969. Professional staff member Office Science and Technology, Executive Office of President, 1969-1973.

Associate deputy to director Central Intelligence Agency, 1973-1974, special assistant to director, April-September 1974. Principal deputy assistant secretary Air Force, 1974-1976, acting assistant secretary for research and development, 1976, assistant secretary research, development and logistics, 1976-1979, acting secretary, January-April 1977. Vice president, general manager advanced technical center Bendix Corporation, Columbia, Maryland, 1979-1983.

Associate administrator aerospace and space technical National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1983-1985. Consultant, since 1985.

Achievements

  • Research on atmospheric reentry ballistic missiles and manned space craft. Description of reflection characteristics of ocean surfaces and bottoms.

Membership

Member Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma.

Connections

Married Carol C. Kline, June 10, 1948. Children: Peter, Anne, Stephen.

father:
Anthony L. Martin

mother:
Helen (Jason) Martin

spouse:
Carol C. Kline

children:
Peter Martin

Anne Martin

Stephen Martin