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Frederick C. Crawford

Thompson Products

1933 - 1958

Automotive & Aerospace

Military ServiceNavy
1930 b. 1891
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateHarvard University
GraduateMA, Harvard University
Personal
Born-Died1891 - 1994
BirthplaceMassachusetts (MA)
RaceWhite
Era - 1930

Inheriting a struggling firm in 1933, Crawford set upon a path to rebuild and diversify Thompson Products. He expanded the traditional auto parts product line to include key applications for the aircraft and aerospace industry. A strong proponent of progressive employment practices, Crawford built a viable and thriving business, increasing revenues 18-fold in the process. He orchestrated the merger of Thompson Products with Ramo-Wooldridge to form TRW, Incorporated in 1958.