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Ray W. MacDonald

Burroughs Corporation

1967 - 1978

Computers & Electronics

1960 b. 1912
Born-Died1912 - 1998
BirthplaceIllinois (IL)
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1960

MacDonald presided over Burroughs during a dramatic growth period for the computer industry in the 1970s, and Burroughs’ products for electronic data processing and financial accounting systems were among those enjoying prosperity throughout the decade. During the 12 years of MacDonald’s leadership, revenue grew from $553 million to $2.64 billion, and earnings grew from $34.8 million to $475 million.