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Robert Fairbairn Gilkeson, American Retired utility company executive ( ind: utils., & research, Retired)retired utility company executive. Member National Science Board, 1982-1988.; Served to captain Army of the United States, 1940-1945.; Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.; Club: Sun City Country.; Lodge:.

Background

Gilkeson, Robert Fairbairn was born on June 26, 1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Fairbairn and Helen L. (Geiger) Gilkeson.

Education

Electrical Engineer, Cornell Univercity, 1939. Junior engineer Philadelphia Electric Company, 1939-1940, engineer, 1946-1951, operating department, 1953-1960, manager engineering and research, 1960, vice president engineering and research, 1961-1962, executive vice president, 1962-1965, president, 1965-1971, Chairman of the Board, 1971-1982, chairman of the executive committee, 1973-1988. Engineer Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1951-1953.

Career

Junior engineer Philadelphia Electric Company, 1939—1940, engineer, 1946—1951, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1951—1953. Operating department Philadelphia Electric Company, 1953—1960, manager engineering and research, 1960, vice president engineering and research, 1961—1962, executive vice president, 1962—1965, president, 1965—1971, chairman board, 1971—1982, chairman executive committee, 1973—1988. Member National Science Board, 1982—1988.

To captain United States Army, 1940-1945.

Membership

Member National Science Board, 1982-1988. Served to captain Army of the United States, 1940-1945. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Club: Sun City Country.

Connections

Married Marie L. Whitwell, April 26, 1941 (deceased May 1988). Children: Katharine, Richard, Thomas, David, Elizabeth. Married Nancy Brandes, February 28, 1988.

father:
Fairbairn Gilkeson

mother:
Helen L. (Geiger) Gilkeson

spouse:
Marie L. Whitwell

spouse:
Nancy Brandes

child:
Katharine Gilkeson

child:
Richard Gilkeson

child:
Thomas Gilkeson

child:
David Gilkeson

child:
Elizabeth Gilkeson