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Linder Charlie Hobbs, American computer company executive. Registered professional engineer, California.


Hobbs, Linder Charlie was born on February 4, 1925 in Anniston, Alabama, United States. Son of Linder Elmer and Lilly Nora (Jordan) Hobbs.


Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute Technology, 1948; Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1952; Master of Business Administration, University of Pennsylvania, 1956.


Engineer Radio Corporation of America, Camden, New Jersey, 1948-1954. Group supervisor Univac division Sperry Rand Corporation, Philadelphia, 1954-1957. Manager data processing engineering aeronutronic division Ford Motor Company, Van Nuys, Newport Beach, California, 1957-1961.

President Hobbs Associates, Inc. (computer services), Corona Del Mar, since 1962. General partner Hobbs Development Associates (venture capital), 1982—2000.

Manager Hobbs Development Ltd., since 1998. Founder Megatape Corporation, California. Chairman board directors Hobbs Associates, Inc., Irvine, California.

Lecturer engineering University of California at Los Angeles, 1957-1973. Manager PE Ltd. Liability Company, since 1992. Founder Orange Coast Venture Group, president, 1986-1988.


  • Registered professional engineer, California.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Parallel Computer Systems, 1970. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals. 13 patents in fields.


Ensign United States Maritime Service, 1943-1946. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (chairman computer group 1968, board directors 1972-1973, 100th Anniversary medal 1984). Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute Advancement Engineering, Society Information Display, Association Computing Machinery, American Federation Information Processing Societies (board directors 1969-1971), director The Wellness Community Orange County, Center Club,Pacific Club, Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, photography, traveling.


Married Mary Henderson Parker, January 24, 1959. Children: Linda Leigh, Mary Beth, Linder Charlie Junior, Royden Jordan.

Linder Elmer Hobbs

Lilly Nora (Jordan) Hobbs

Mary Henderson Parker

Royden Jordan Hobbs

Linder Charlie Junior Hobbs

Mary Beth Hobbs

Linda Leigh Hobbs