Dudley C. Sharp Military Person

Dudley Crawford Sharp (March 16, 1905 – May 17, 1987) was Secretary of the Air Force from December 11, 1959 until January 20, 1961, under president Dwight D. Eisenhower. Born in Houston, Texas, Dudley C. Sharp was the son of Walter Benona Sharp. He graduated from Princeton University in 1928 and joined the Mission Manufacturing Company of Houston, holding many positions within the firm. He served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945. In 1955, he was appointed as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Materiel. Mr. Sharp was appointed Under Secretary of the Air Force in August 1959 and on December 11, 1959, he became Secretary of the Air Force and served until 1961. Sharp was also best friends with Howard Hughes for a time in his early life. Dudley met Howard because both Howard and Dudley's fathers were business partners in the Sharp-Hughes Tool Company in Houston. Sharp was married to Tina Cleveland, daughter of Justina Latham and W. C. Cleveland of Houston. Sharp died on May 17, 1987. He was 82 years old and lived in Houston, Texas.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 16th, 1905
Place of birth
Houston, Texas, United States of America
Date of death
May 17th, 1987 at age of 82
Place of death
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Education

1. Princeton University Colleges/University

Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 17.7 bil. $
2011. 17.1 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1746
Headquarters
1 Nassau Hall, 08544 - Princeton, New Jersey
Undergraduates
2013. 5,323
2012. 5,336
2011. 5,249
2010. 5,142
2009. 5,069
Postgraduates
2013. 2,691
2012. 2,674
2011. 2,610
2010. 2,582
Acceptance rate
2014. 7.28 %
2013. 7.29 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 8.5 %
2010. 8.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 40.2 K $
2012. 39.5 K $
2010. 36.6 K $
Official web page www.princeton.edu
Wikipedia article
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Military service

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United States Navy

Wikipedia

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