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power transmission equipment company executive

Robert Jaqua Uplinger, American power transmission equipment company executive. License pilot, Federal Aviation Administration. Recipient International Solidarity Merit award VIIth Congress World Federation Deaf.


Uplinger, Robert Jaqua was born on August 14, 1912 in St. Francis, Kansas, United States. Son of James Edward and Magnolia (Jaqua) University.


Student, University Kansas, 1930-1932, 35, 36-37.


With, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1934-1935;With, Gates Rubber Company, Denver, 1937-1943;president, Uplinger & Sherman, Inc., Syracuse, New York, 1946-1948;president, treasurer, Robert J. Uplinger, Inc. (distributors power transmission equipment), Syracuse, 1949-1977;vice president, Robert J. Uplinger division Kaman Bearing & Supply-East (merger), Syracuse, 1977-1982;Executive Committee, Kaman-East, 1981.


  • License pilot, Federal Aviation Administration.


International president Lions, 1971-1972, member executive committee International Foundation, 1985-1986, 91—. Representative at United Nations, since 1977. Member Mayor's Aviation Advisory Board, Syracuse, since 1980.

Co-organizer Civil Air Patrol, Syracuse, 1942, officer, 1942-1943. President Syracuse Association Blind, 1959-1961, director, 1957-1959, 62-63. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945.

Member Power Transmission Distributors Association (co-founder Chicago 1959), University Kansas Alumni Association, Sons of the American Revolution, Syracuse Chamber of Commerce (aviation committee since 1969, chairman since 1975), Masons, Alpha Xi, Sigma Chi.


Married Martha Rath, August 20, 1939. Children: Robert Jaqua, Karen Martha.

James Edward University

Magnolia (Jaqua) University

Martha Rath

Robert Jaqua Uplinger

Karen Martha Uplinger