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Townsend Dean Breeden

consultant , electronics company executive

Townsend Dean Breeden, American electronics company executive, consultant. Recipient Ranger Program Citation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1964.


Breeden, Townsend Dean was born on August 27, 1932 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Harry Clinton and Ethel (Townsend) Breeden.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Maryland, College Park, 1960. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Drexel University, 1965.


Engineer Radio Corporation of America, Hightstown, New Jersey, 1960-1965. Director Fairchild Industries, Germantown, Maryland, 1965-1977. Vice president American Satellite Company, Rockville, 1977-1982, Hekimian Laboratories, Gaithersburg, 1982-1988.

Consultant Townsend Group, 1988-1989. General manager Keltec Florida, Inc., Fort Walton Beach, 1989-1992. President, general manager Fairchild Data Corporation, since 1992.


Served with United States Navy, 1952-1956. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate, chairman committee 1977-1978), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Izaak Walton League of America (national director 1984-1985, president Rockville chapter 1982-1984), National Rifle Association (life member).


  • Other Interests

    Trap and skeet shooting, swimming, horseback riding, trail hiking.


Married Wanda Louise Riddle, June 25, 1960. Children: Townsend Paul, Edward Dean.