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aerospace and astronautics company executive

Robert Lockard Vaughn, American aerospace and astronautics company executive. Registered professional engineer, California. Recipient California State Legislation Resolution award, 1982; various other awards.


Vaughn, Robert Lockard was born on September 19, 1922 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Henry Clifford and Belva Blanche (Lockard) Vaughn.


Bachelor of Science in M.E, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, 1952. Master of Science in Technology Administrative Management, California State University, Northridge, 1967.


Journeyman, Washington Naval Gun Factory, 1940-1949;laboratory technician, United States Atomic Energy Commission, Ames (Iowa) Laboratory, 1949-1952;with, Lockheed Corporation, 1953-1988;corporation director productivity, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc., Sunnyvale, California, 1977-1988;president, R.L. Vaughn & Association, Cons. Engineers, Ramona, California, since 1988.


  • Registered professional engineer, California.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 140 articles to technical journals and other publications. Patentee in field.


With Army of the United States, World World War II, European Theatre of Operations. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society Manufacturing Engineers (International Gold Medal award 1969), Institute Advancement of Engineering, Institution Production Engineers, Wisdom Society. Member San Sernando Valley Engineers Council (past president, director), California Society Professional Engineers (past president, director San Fernando Valley chapter, Oustanding Service award 1972, 73, 76), National Management Association, (International award for manufacturing excellence 1983, McGraw-Hill American), American Society Metals, American Association Engineering Societies (board governors, director), Federation Materials Societies (past trustee), Society Manufacturing Engineers (past president, director).


Married Virginia Ethel Harness, June 19, 1943. Children– Sandra Sue, Roberta Jean, Larry Lockard, Virginia Gail.

Henry Clifford Vaughn

Belva Blanche (Lockard) Vaughn

Virginia Ethel Harness

Sandra Sue Vaughn

Roberta Jean Vaughn

Larry Lockard Vaughn

Virginia Gail Vaughn