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Trevor Gardner

manufacturer executive.

Trevor Gardner, Welsh manufacturer executive. Recipient Naval Ordnance award, 1944, President’s Certificate Merit, 1945, Paul T. Jones award Arnold Air Society (posthumously), 1964.


Gardner, Trevor was born on August 24, 1915 in Cardiff, Wales. Son of George William and Elizabeth Ann (Thomas) Gardner.


Came to the United States, 1928, naturalized, 1937. Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University Southern California at Los Angeles, 1937. Master of Arts in Business Administration, 1939.

Doctor of Science, University Southern California, 1955.


August 22, 1958); children—Trevor Helen Ann. Married second, Carie Bjurling, September 20, 1958. Children—George W., Lars V., Charles Michael.

Student engineer General Electric Company, 1937-1938. Engineer Milwaukee Gas Specialty Company, 1939-1941. Assistant works manager Plomb Tool Company, 1941-1942.

Supervisor development engineering section California Institute Technology, 1942-1945. General manager, executive vice president General Tire & Rubber Company of California, 1945-1949. President Hycon Manufacturing Company, 1948-1953, Hycon Engineering Company, 1950-1953.

Assistant secretary of the Air Force for research and development, Washington, 1953-1955. Chairman, president Hycon Manufacturing Company, 1956-1963.


Member President’s Space Task Force Committee, 1961, General Advisory Committee United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Member American Newspaper Publications Association (member Scientific div. Committee), American Ordnance Association, Tau Beta Pi.

Club: Burning Tree Golf.


Married Helen Thurn-Taxis Aldridge, March 27, 1936 (divorced August 22, 1958).; married second, Carie Bjurling, September 20, 1958. Children: Trevor Helen Ann.

George William Gardner

Elizabeth Ann (Thomas) Gardner

Helen Thurn-Taxis Aldridge

Carie Bjurling

Trevor Helen Ann Gardner