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Charles W. Stephens

Former Vice President Electronics Group of TRW Inc.
1985 DESA Recipient
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  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1952

Charles W. Stephens was honored for his dedication to the development of satellite, communications and digital signal equipment. He was vice president and general manager of the Electronic Systems Group of TRW Inc., which developed ground and spacecraft electronic systems. While serving in the U.S. Army, he was a design engineer in guidance and control for the Army Ballistic Missile Agency in Huntsville, Ala.

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