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Albert D. Wheelon papers
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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. https://www.nae.edu/88479.aspx.
110 boxes, 2 oversize folders, and 1 volume (45.87 linear feet)
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Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site. Approximately 1.5 linear feet of classified documents require further review by the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO). These documents will be added to the collection, and the finding aid updated, if and when they are declassified.