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Charles B. (Tex) Thornton

Litton Industries

1953 - 1961

Fabricated Goods

Military ServiceAir Force
1950 b. 1913
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateColumbus University
Personal
Born-Died1913 - 1981
BirthplaceTexas (TX)
RaceWhite
FatherDeceased / Absent
Era - 1950

After making a name for himself at Ford and later at Hughes, Thornton left to start an electronics company. Litton Industries had its roots in electronics but the company became a huge conglomerate, operating in a wide variety of businesses, from oil drilling rigs to trading stamps. Growing the firm through 25 acquisitions, by 1961, Thornton had amassed 48 plants with revenues of $245 million.