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Wilson, Charles



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Wilson Charles
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Wilson, Charles E 'Electric Charlie' (1886-1972) American industrialist, headed General Electric and worked with Truman's Office of Defense Mobilization in the 1950s.

Called "Electric Charlie" to distinguish him from "Engine Charlie" - the head of General Motors, who served as Eisenhower's Secretary of Defense just a few years later.

Born: 1886.
Died: 1972.01.01.

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Bibliography
  • Launius, Roger D, NASA Chief Historian, NASA History Office Home Page, Web Address when accessed: here.
  • Gray, Mike, Angle of Attack: Harrison Storms and the Race to the Moon, Penguin Reprint edition, 1994.

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