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Raymond Lewis Bisplinghoff, business executive.


Bisplinghoff, Raymond Lewis was born on February 7, 1917 in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. Son of Roscoe Earl and Isabelle (Lewis) Bisplinghoff.


A.E., U. Cincinnati, 1940, Master of Science, 1942. Doctor of Science, 1963, Swiss Federal Institute Technology, 1957. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Case Institute Technology, 1965.


Registered profile engineer, Massachusetts, Missouri Engineer Aeronca Aircraft Corporation, 1937-1940, Wright Field, 1940-1941. Instructor U. Cincinnati, 1941-1943. Engineer Bureau Aero., Navy Department, Washington, 1943-1946.

Assistant professor Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1946-1948, associate professor, 1948-1953, professor, 1953-1962. Director Office Advanced Research and Technology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, 1962-1963, associate administrator, 1963-1965, special assistant to administrator, 1965-1966. Professor, head department aerospace and astronautics Massachusetts Institute Technology, Cambridge, 1966-1968.

Dean College Engineering, 1968-1970. Deputy director National Science Foundation, 1970-1974. Chancellor U. Mo-Rolla, 1974-1977.

Science adviser to Missouri Governor, 1975-1977. Senior vice president for research and development Tyco laboratories, Exeter, N.H., 1977-1985, also director, 1977-1985. Trustee MITRE Corporation.

Consultant Department Defense. Administrator National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Federal Aviation Administration. Wright Brothers lecturer Institute Aero.

Sciences, 1955; Samuel P. Langley lecturer U. Pittsburgh, 1962. 3d Annual von Karman lecturer American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1965. Visiting professor U. Florida.

Senior lecturer Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chairman of the Board Northern Energy Corporation. Director Allied Research Associates, Allied Systems Ltd., General Aircraft Corporation, Mobil-Tyco Corporation, Grinnell Corporation, Simplex Wire & Cable Corporation.

Member corporation advisory council Eastern Air Lines. Chairman science advisory board United States Air Force. Member National Science Board, Defense Science Board.

President International Council Aero. Sciences; chairman investigative bds. for C-5A and B-1 aircraft United States Air Force.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) Aeroelasticity, 1955, Principles of Aeroelasticity, (with H. Ashley), 1962, Solid Mechanics, (with J.W. Mar and T.H.H. Pian), 1966, also numerous professional papers. Associates editor: Journal of Franklin Inst. Consultant editor: McGraw Hill Encyclopedia Technology.


Member visiting committee Carnegie-Mellon U. Member visiting committee Princeton University. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute Aero.

Sciences, American Astronautical Society, American Institute Aeronautics an Astronautics (president 1966), Royal Aero. Society; member National Academy Engineering (chairman aerospace space engineering board, Chairman of Commission on transportation), National Academy Science, International Academy Astronautics, Engineers Council for Professional Development (director), Engineers Joint Council (director), Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi.


Married Ruth Doherty, June 20, 1944 (divorced). Children: Ross Lee, Ron Sprague.

Roscoe Earl Bisplinghoff

Isabelle (Lewis) Bisplinghoff

Ruth Doherty

Ross Lee Bisplinghoff

Ron Sprague Bisplinghoff