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Bradford Parkinson
Inventor; 'Father of GPS'
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Bradford Parkinson is an American engineer and inventor, and United States Air Force colonel best known as the father of the Global Positioning System. He attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1957, but decided to join the Air Force because of its superior educational opportunities. Parkinson then attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his M.S. in Aeronautics, graduating in 1961. After several years in the Air Force, he entered a Ph. D. program at Stanford University, graduating in 1966. In 1973 he became manager of the NAVSTAR GPS development program, where he remained until 1978 when he retired from the Air Force. In 1984, Parkinson became a professor at Stanford University, where today he is a professor emeritus. In 2003 he shared the Draper Prize with Ivan A. Getting for his contributions to the invention of the Global Positioning System. In 2004 he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. In 2004 Parkinson was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his contributions. 
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February 16th, 1935 in Madison (Age 85)
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2020/12/18
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2020/12/01
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2020/12/01
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