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Joseph Vincent Charyk

administrator , scientist

Joseph CHARYK, American scientist and administrator. Board of directors, Abbott Laboratories, American Security Corporation, Communications Satellite Corporation; Institute Academy, of Astronautics; National Space Club, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, New comen Society, National Institute Social Sciences, and Conference Board, National Academy, of Engineering.

Background

Charyk, Joseph Vincent was born on September 9, 1920 in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Came to United States, 1942, naturalized, 1948. Son of John and Anna (Dorosh) Charyk.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Alberta, 1942. Doctor of Laws, University Alberta, 1964. Master of Science, California Institute of Technology, 1943.

Doctor of Philosophy, California Institute of Technology, 1946. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), University Bologna, 1974.

Career

Section chief Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 1945-1946, instructor aerospace, 1945-1946. Assistant professor aerospace Princeton University, New Jersey, 1946-1949, associate professor, 1949-1955. Director aerophysics and chemistry laboratory, missile system division Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, 1955-1956.

Director aeronautical laboratory Aeronutronic Systems, Inc. subsidiary Ford Motor Company, 1956-1958, general manager space technical division, 1958-1959. Assistant secretary for research and development United States Air Force, 1959, under secretary, 1960-1963, director national reconnaissance office, 1961—1963. President Communications Satellite Corporation, 1963-1979, chief executive officer, 1979-1985, chairman, 1983-1985, Draper Laboratories, 1987-1990.

Achievements

  • Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; National Academy Engineering; International Academy Astronautics; National Space Club; Chevy Chase Country Club; Gulf Stream Golf Club; Gulf Stream Bath and Tennis Club; Sigma Xi.

Membership

Board of directors, Abbott Laboratories, American Security Corporation, Communications Satellite Corporation. Institute Academy, of Astronautics. National Space Club, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, New comen Society, National Institute Social Sciences, and Conference Board, National Academy, of Engineering.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, tennis, photography.

Connections

Married Edwina Elizabeth Rhodes, August 18, 1945. Children: William R., J. John, Christopher E., Diane E.

father:
John Charyk

mother:
Anna (Dorosh) Charyk

spouse:
Edwina Elizabeth Rhodes

children:
William R. Charyk

J. John Charyk

Christopher E. Charyk

Diane E. Charyk