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Robert Lee Foster was American aerospace company executive, realtor. Decorated American Campaign medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign medal with two battle stars, World War II Victory medal. Member of National Management Association, Rotary Club of Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, California), Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

Foster, Robert Lee was born on February 7, 1922 in Murphysboro, Illinois, United States. Son of Moses Franklin and Ethel Gladys (Hendrickson) Foster.

Education

Student, Tulane University, 1939—1940. Student, Washington University, St. Louis, 1940. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1952.

Career

With McDonnell Aircraft Company, St. Louis, 1953. Senior engineer F101 Fighter Airplane, 1953—1957. Group engineer advanced design Project Mercury, Cape Kennedy, Florida, 1958—1959, senior group engineer, 1959—1960, engineering manager, 1960—1965.

Operations manager Project Gemini, 1965—1967. Base manager McDonnell Astronautics Company, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, 1967—1968. Deputy director McDonnell Douglas Thor-Delta Project, Vandenberg Test Center, 1968, director test center, 1969.

Guidance system manager Huntington Beach, California, 1975—1979. With United States Army, 1942-1943, captain United States Army, 1943-1950, major United States National Guard, 1950-1959.

Membership

Member of National Management Association, Rotary Club of Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, California), Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Antoinette Tomlin Hayne, June 12, 1950 (divorced 1981). Children: Robert Lee Junior, Sarah Amanda, William Ashley.

father:
Moses Franklin Foster

mother:
Ethel Gladys (Hendrickson) Foster

spouse:
Antoinette Tomlin Hayne

child:
Robert Lee Junior Foster

child:
Sarah Amanda Foster

child:
William Ashley Foster