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Encyclopedia > Tex Thornton

Charles Bates "Tex" Thornton (1913-1981) was an American business executive who was the founder of Litton Industries. 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Litton Industries was a large defense contractor in the United States, bought by the Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2001. ...


He served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, reaching the rank of colonel and commanding a staff of officers in the office of statistical control. Following the war he offered the group of ten to several employers as an all-or-nothing proposition to provide the corporation with an analytical management team. The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) was a part of the U.S. Army during World War II. The direct precursor to the U.S. Air Force, the USAAF formally existed between 1941 and 1947. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, France/Free France, United States, China, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece,Norway and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Burma, Slovakia Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead...


Henry Ford II had recently taken over Ford Motor Company which was in bad financial shape and had virtually non-existent financial control systems. He interviewed and hired the team, which became known as the "Whiz Kids". Seven of the ten went on to senior exective positions. Henry Ford II (September 4, 1917-September 29, 1987), son of Edsel Ford and grandson of Henry Ford, was born in Detroit. ... The Ford Motor Company (usually called Ford; almost never called FoMoCo), (NYSE: F) is an American multinational corporation that manufactures automobiles and is the third largest automaker in the world. ... The Whiz Kids referred to members of United States President John F. Kennedys administration, led by Robert S. McNamara. ...


Thornton left Ford in 1948 to work for Hughes Aircraft. In 1953 he founded a company called Electro-Dynamics, then acquired Litton, a manufacturer of vacuum tubes. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions orchestrated by Thornton, Litton became a huge conglomerate with a wide range of products. However, Thornton lost control of the corporation in 1961. 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Hughes logo adopted after his death Hughes developed the AIM-120 AMRAAM, one of the worlds most advanced air-to-air missiles Hughes Aircraft Company was a major defense/aerospace company founded by Howard Hughes. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...


The music school at the University of Southern California is named in honor of Thornton's widow, Flora L. Thornton, due in part to a $25 million donation she made in 1999. Thornton was a trustee and donor to the university for many years. Edward L. Doheny Jr. ... Flora L. Thornton is the widow of Tex Thornton. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


See also

The USC Thornton School of Music, founded in 1884 and dedicated in 1999, is one of the premiere music schools on the West Coast. ...

External links

  • Tex Thornton page on Littoncorp website
  • Find-A-Grave biography

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Thornton Reese further contends the trial court reversibly erred in allowing James to testify as an expert, although she was not qualified under the rules as an expert, her opinions were without foundation, and her testimony was of no ostensible value or assistance to the trial court.
In her first issue, Thornton Reese contends the trial court abused its discretion in voiding the twenty-one early voting ballots by mail because the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to establish the ballots were the result of official error, mistake or fraud, or voter or candidate abuse or fraud.
Thornton Reese argues the thirty-two ballots in question did not materially affect the outcome because the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to show whether any of the illegal votes were included in the seventeen early voting ballots by mail that were rejected by the ballot board.
Whiz Kids - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (723 words)
Thornton had been recommended to the assistant secretary of War, Robert A. Lovett, by a mutual acquaintance who thought Lovett would find use for the ambitious and energetic Thornton.
McNamara was Thornton's deputy; Miller focused on reports for senior management, Lundy on financial planning, Mills on facility and program plans, Reith on administrative budgets, and Wright, Moore and Bosworth on administrative issues.
Thornton left Ford in 1948 for Hughes Aircraft, and later was head of Litton Industries.
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