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Thomas Aquinas Vanderslice, American electronics executive. Recipient Bicentennial medal Boston College, 1976; Fulbright scholar, 1953-1956.


Vanderslice, Thomas Aquinas was born on January 8, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph R. and Mae (Daly) Vanderslice.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Philosophy, Boston College, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry and Physics, Catholic University America, 1956.


With, General Electric, Fairfield, Connecticut, from 1956; general manager electronic components business division, General Electric, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1970-1972; vice president, General Electric, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1970; group executive special systems and products group, General Electric, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1972-1977; senior vice president, sector executive Power System Sector, General Electric, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1977-1979; executive vice president, sector executive Power System Sector, General Electric, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1979-1984; chief operating officer, director, General Tel. & electronics corporation, Stamford, Connecticut, 1979-1983; chairman, Chief Executive Officer,, Apollo Computer, Inc., Chelmsford, Massachusetts, 1984-1989; chairman, Chief Executive Officer,, M/A COM, Inc., Lowell, Massachusetts, 1989-1995. Board directors Texaco, Inc.


  • Other Work

    • Patentee low pressure gas measurements and analysis, gas surface interactions and electrical discharges. Co-author: Ultra High Vacuum and Its Applications, 1963. Reviser: Scientific Foundations of Vacuum Technique, 1960.

      Contributor to professional journals.


Trustee Boston College, past chairman, past trustee Communications Economic Development. Member National Academy of Engineering, American Society for Testing and Materials, American Vacuum Society, American Chemical Society, American Institute Physics, Royal Poinciana Golf Club (Naples, Florida), Oyster Harbors Club, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Sigma Nu, Sigma Pi Sigma.


Married Margaret Hurley, June 9, 1956. Children: Thomas Aquinas, Paul Thomas Aquinas, John Thomas Aquinas, Peter Thomas Aquinas.

Joseph R. Vanderslice

Mae (Daly) Vanderslice

Margaret Hurley

Paul Thomas Aquinas Vanderslice

Peter Thomas Aquinas Vanderslice

John Thomas Aquinas Vanderslice

Thomas Aquinas Vanderslice