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Donovan, Allen Frances
American engineer. Headed aeronautical mechanics department at Cornell 1946-1955. Ramo-Wooldridge, 1955-1960, involved in definition of USAF ICBM and the Pioneer satellite programs. Founding member and Senior Vice President, Technical, Aerospace Corp, 1960-1978, where he managed supervision of all US Air Force space projects in that period, including the Titan launch family, and military satellites

Born: 1914. Died: 1995-03-11.

Allen Frances Donovan was an accomplished aeronautical engineer who worked for several aeronautical firms between 1936 and 1946, and headed the aeronautical mechanics department at Cornell University 1946-1955. He later became a corporate executive with the Aerospace Corp., serving as senior vice president, technical, 1960-1978. He served also on several government advisory boards, including the President's Science Advisory Committee, 1959-1968.



Country: USA. Bibliography: 535.

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