Alexander H. Flax
|Alexander H. Flax|
|3rd Director of the National Reconnaissance Office|
October 1, 1965 – March 17, 1969
|President||John F. Kennedy/Lyndon B. Johnson|
|Preceded by||Brockway McMillan|
|Succeeded by||John L. McLucas|
January 18, 1921|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||June 30, 2014
|Alma mater||New York University
University of Buffalo
|Occupation||aeronautical engineer, government official|
Flax was Director NRO as the second generation of imaging systems became operational and began to play a major role in United States intelligence during the Cold War. He advocated major growth in NRO funding and personnel. Flax oversaw the production of signals intelligence collectors from space and promoted the development of an electro-optical imaging system for U.S. reconnaissance satellites.
- Laurie, Clayton. Leaders of the National Reconnaissance Office 1961-2001. Office of the Historian, National Reconnaissance Office. 1 May 2002.
- Marquis Who's Who on the Web
- "Alexander H. Flax Obituary". The Washington Post. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
- Alexander H. Flax, official biography, National Reconnaissance Office
- Directors List, National Reconnaissance Office
- Oral History interview transcript with Alexander Flax, 29 July 1991, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives
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