Paine, Thomas O., 1921-1992Variant names
Engineer, corporate executive, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration official. Full name: Thomas Otten Paine; died 1992.
From the description of Thomas O. Paine papers, 1931-1992 (bulk 1960-1982). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83457377
Epithet: couper, of Woodstock, county Oxfordshire
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001092.0x000200
Thomas Otten Paine (November 9, 1921 - May 4, 1992), was a US submarine officer during WWII. He was executive officer of the I-400 won its voyage from Sasebo to Pearl Harbor, where it was torpedoed. After the war, Paine earned a PhD from Stanford in physical metallurgy and served as the third Administrator of NASA, 1969-1970.
From the description of Journal, July - December, 1945. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17939492
1921, Nov. 9:
Born, Berkeley, Calif.
A.B., Brown University, Providence, R.I.
1943- 1945: New London, Conn. New London Graduated from Naval Reserve Midshipman Training at Annapolis, Md., and Submarine School at New London, Conn. Radar and assistant engineering officer, submarine Pompon
Awarded Submarine Combat Insignia with stars and United States Navy Commendation Medal
1946, Oct. 1:
Married Barbara Helen Taunton Pearse
1947- 1949: M.S. and Ph.D., Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
1949- 1963: Successive appointments as research engineer, manager of materials and processes, research metallurgist, and manager of engineering applications, General Electric Company, Schenectady, N.Y.
1963- 1968: Manager of Technical Military Planning Operation, General Electric Company, Santa Barbara, Calif.
1968- 1970: Successive appointments as deputy administrator and administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Directed seven Apollo missions, including the first landings on the moon Awarded Distinguished Service Medal
1970- 1976: Vice president and group executive, Power Generation Group, and senior vice president for science and technology, General Electric Company, New York, N.Y.
1976- 1982: President, Northrop Corp., Los Angeles, Calif.
1982- 1992: President, Thomas Paine Associates, Santa Monica, Calif.
Appointed Chairman of the National Commission on Space
Appointed to the Advisory Committee on the Future of the United States Space Program
1992, May 4:
Died, Los Angeles, Calif.
From the guide to the Thomas O. Paine Papers, 1931-1992, (bulk 1960-1982), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|St Albans, Hertfordshire|
|Space flight to the moon|
|World War, 1939-1945|