Donald Atwood

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Person.png Donald Atwood  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
BornDonald Jesse Atwood Jr.
Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
Died1994-04-24 (Age 69)
Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
George H.W.'s Deputy Secretary of Defense

Employment.png United States Deputy Secretary of Defense

In office
April 24, 1989 - January 20, 1993
Succeeded byWilliam Perry

Atwood was appointed Deputy Secretary of Defense for U.S. President George H. W. Bush in 1989.[1] Atwood played a major role in one of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century - taking man to the Moon and back. He wrote the proposal and directed the organization that developed and built the Apollo guidance system.[2]

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  1. Donald J. Atwood, 1924-1994, By B. Paul Blasingame, National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Memorial Tributes: National Academy of Engineering, Volume 8 (1996), Pages 10-14 [1]
  2. The House that Atwood Built, Electron, Volume 2 Number 1, Spring 1989, pages 2-7

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