John Jay Hopkins
|John Jay Hopkins|
|Born||October 15, 1893
Santa Ana, California
|Died||May 3, 1957
|Known for||Founder and president of General Dynamics|
John Jay Hopkins (October 15, 1893 - May 3, 1957) was founder and president of General Dynamics from 1952 to 1957.
Hopkins was born in Santa Ana, California.
He was assistant to the Treasury Secretary. In 1937, he joined Electric Boat as a lawyer, and eventually became director. In 1948, as president of Electric Boat, he purchased Canadair and created General Dynamics from that foundation in 1952.
- Staff report (May 4, 1957). J.J. HOPKINS DIES; INDUSTRIALIST, 63; Chairman of Billion-Dollar General Dynamics Corp. Built Navy's Nautilus. PROPOSED ATOM PLANS. Winner of '53 Alger Award. Also Worked on Missiles. Founded Golf Group Little Known to Public. Developed Big Concern. Sponsored Golf Matches. New York Times
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