Apollo Guidance Computer Activities

AGC biography - Robert Seamans

seamans.jpg (4378 bytes)Robert C (Bob) Seamans

Dr. Robert C. Seamans, Jr., received a SB in Engineering at Harvard University in 1939; a MS in Aeronautic Engineering at MIT in 1942.   His DSc was completed under the supervison of Doc Draper at MIT/IL.

Seamans joined the RCA in 1955 as Manager of the Airborne Systems Laboratory and Chief Systems Engineer of the Airborne Systems Department. In 1958, he became Chief Engineer of the Missile Electronics and Controls Division at RCA in Burlington, Massachusetts.  From 1948 to 1958,  Seamans also served on technical committees of NASA's predecessor organization, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. He served as a consultant to the Scientific Advisory Board of the United States Air Force from 1957 to 1959, as a Member of the Board from 1959 to 1962, and as an Associate Advisor from 1962 to 1967.

In 1960, Seamans joined NASA as Associate Administrator. In 1965, he became Deputy Administrator, retaining many of the management responsibilities of the Associate Administrator and also serving as Acting Administrator.

In January 1968 he resigned from NASA and was appointed to the Jerome Clarke Hunsaker professorship at MIT.  In 1969 he became secretary of the United States Air Force, serving until 1973.


NASA biography of Bob Seamans.

-- A.B., Jan 2002.