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John Walter Kraus

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Born: New York, New York, February 5, 1918

Education: 
MBA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (1972)
BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (1941)

Career: 
Senior Manager, McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Company, Huntington Beach, CA (1983-1993)
President, Kraus and DuVall Inc., Santa Ana, CA (1975-1983)
Branch Chief, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company, Huntington Beach, CA (1966-1974)
Special Assistant, Atomics International, Chatsworth, CA (1961-1965)
Industrial Engineer to Industrial Engineer Manager, TRW Inc., Cleveland, OH (1941-1961)

Career Related:
Chair, Heredity Society (2015-Present); Consultant, Technology Associates of Southern California, Santa Ana, CA (1974-1975)

Civic: 
Secretary, Class of 1941, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (2008-Present); Treasurer, Friends of Oasis (2000-2002); Lecturer, Northrop Institute of Technology; Secretary/Treasurer, The Residence Association at the Atria Senior Plaza

Creative Works: 
Author, “Handbook of Reliability Engineering and Management” (1988)

Honoree:
Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; Honoree, Marquis Who’s Who Top Professional; Recipient, Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award

Achievements:
Instrumental in changing the protective packaging for the military and changing the shipping department; Holds two patents that belong to TRW, Inc.

In addition, another crowing achievement, when he was working with TRW, he helped Rocketdyne/North American Aviation division to correct and solve the problem that caused the fuel pump/engines to fail during liftoff. He helped solved the problem with them.

Memberships: 
Chairman, Heritage Society, Friends of Oasis (2015-Present); Member, Legacy Committee, Friends of Oasis (2013-Present); Chairman, Website Committee, Friends of Oasis (2011-Present); Secretary, Friends of Oasis (2009-Present); Director, Friends of Oasis (1999-Present); Director, Oasis Sailing Club (1996-Present); Treasurer, Oasis Sailing Club (2009-2012); Member, New Building Committee, Friends of Oasis (2007-2009); Staff Commodore, Oasis Sailing Club (2002-2009); Chairman, By-Laws Committee, Friends of Oasis (2006-2008); Commodore, Oasis Sailing Club (1996-2002); Chairman, Technical Division, American Defense Preparedness Association (Now National Defense Industries Association) (1954-1957); Lifetime Member, American Defense Preparedness Association (Now National Defense Industries Association); Lifetime Member, National Society of Professional Engineers; Member, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Club of Southern California; Member, Newport Beach Yacht Club;

Political Affiliation: 
Independent

Religion: 
Lutheran

Family: 
Son of Walter Max Kraus and Marian Florance (Nathan) Sandor
Married: Jean Curtis
Children: Melinda Jean Kraus-Peters; Kim Kohl-Kraus
Grandchildren: Jennifer; David
Great Grandchildren: Loren Mutch; Lucy Mutch

Hobbies: 
Sailing; Reading

Email: 
skprjohn@alum.mit.edu

Biography Sources: 
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in America – 2006, 60th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2016-2017, 12th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2011-2012, 11th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2008-2009, 10th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2006-2007, 9th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2005-2006, 8th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2002-2003, 6th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in the West – 2000-2001, 27th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in the West – 1998-1999, 26th Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in the West – 1996-1997, 25th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who in the West – 1994-1995, 24th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in the West – 1992-1993, 23rd Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in the West – 1989-1990, 22nd Edition (pub. 1989)
Who’s Who in the World – 2016, 33rd Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in the World – 2015, 32nd Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in the World – 2014, 31st Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in the World – 2013, 30th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in the World – 2012, 29th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in the World – 2011, 28th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the World – 2010, 27th Edition (pub. 2009)

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