The Albert D. Wheelon papers primarily
focus on his career at the United States Central Intelligence Agency, Hughes Aircraft
Company, and his research on electromagnetism.
Albert D. (Albert Dewell) Wheelon, (January 18, 1929 - September 27, 2013) joined the CIA
in 1962 and served as the Deputy Director for Science and Technology until 1966. During this
time, he established the Agency's broad program in research and development for the
collection and analysis of technical intelligence. Wheelon joined the Hughes Aircraft
Company in 1966 as Vice President for Engineering. Four years later, he took on the
responsibility for building the Hughes Space and Communications Group. Over the next fifteen
years, this group built a wide variety and large number of military and scientific
satellites. In 1986 he was named Executive Vice President for the Company at large and in
1987 was named Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Hughes. He retired in
May 1988. He was appointed a visiting professor and lectured at MIT in 1989. Dr. Wheelon
received a B.S. in Engineering from Stanford University in 1949 and a Ph.D. in Physics from
MIT in 1952. National Academy of Engineering. Source: "Dr. Albert D. Wheelon." National
Academy of Engineering. Accessed 4 February 2019.
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