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Philip Hawley Burdett, American former firearms company executive.


Burdett, Philip Hawley was born on July 30, 1914 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William Nelson and Myrtle (Hawley) Burdett.


Bachelor, Drew University, 1936. Master of Science in Chemistry, Syracuse University, 1937. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1939.

Doctor of Laws, Sacred Heart University, 1979.


Chemist, Remington Arms Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1939-1942;group leader technical department, Remington Arms Company, 1942-1946;supervisor, Remington Arms Company, 1946-1955;assistant to director research and development, Remington Arms Company, 1955-1958;assistant manager government sales, Remington Arms Company, 1958-1959;director marketing, Remington Arms Company, 1964-1966;vice president, Remington Arms Company, 1965-1974;assistant general manager, Remington Arms Company, 1966-1973;president, Remington Arms Company, 1974-1979;also director, Remington Arms Company, 1973-1980. Honorary director Citytrust, Bridgeport, Connecticut Citytrust Bancorp, Bridgeport;trustee Shearson/American Express, FMA & Daily Tax-Free Dividend Funds, American Telecommunications Trust, Global Opportunities Fund, Aggressive Growth Fund, Gabelli Equity Trust.


Member president's advisory council Bridgeport Engineering Institute, since 1970. Board directors, treasurer United Way of Westport-Weston. Vice chairman, board directors Bridgeport Hospital.

Board directors Bridgeport Symphony, Connecticut Grand Opera, Junior Achievement of Bridgeport. Trustee Goodwill Industries of Western Fairfield County, 1978-1984. Chairman United Health Care, Inc.

Trustee emeritus Drew University. Past chairman Bridgeport Economic Development –°orporation. Chairman Barnum Foundation.

Member American Chemical Society, Wildlife Management Institute (director 1965-1979), Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (executive committee 1964-1979), American Defense Preparedness Association (advisory service board 1960), Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce (chairman board directors 1979-1980), Sigma Xi, Tau Kappa Alpha. Clubs: Brooklawn Country.


Married Cecelia Kochiss, August 31, 1967. Children: Christopher C., Elaine (Mistress David Rose), R. Lorraine (Mistress Robert Heath).

William Nelson Burdett

Myrtle (Hawley) Burdett

Cecelia Kochiss

Christopher C. Burdett

Elaine Burdett (Mistress David Rose)

R. Lorraine Burdett (Mistress Robert Heath)