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Robert M. Maulsby ’45

Robert Maulsby ’45, November 21, 2001, in Manila, the Philippines. He was the president of Transocean Holdings, an international freight and investment holding company located in Manila. He attended Reed for three years and then transferred to the University of Washington, where he earned a BS in physics in 1946. In 1967, he earned an MBE from Claremont Graduate School, and he also earned advanced degrees in physics and electrical engineering. He served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves, and he attended the U.S. Navy electronics school in 1946–47. He worked as an engineer on a variety of naval projects in the 1950s, and he was lead engineer for the Apollo Project ground systems, North American Aviation, in 1964–66. During the Vietnam War, he was sent on a mission to the U.S. Naval Station at Subic Bay, Philippines, to set up a laboratory there to investigate missile misfiring. He decided to remain there and establish a business, and in 1973 founded Transocean Holdings. He was the author of a book on advanced physics and engineering, Fourier and Laplace Transform Theory in Linear Systems, published in 1993. He was married and had one daughter.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2002

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