Richard E. Horner

Published in June 9, 2004, issue

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard E. Horner died in San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 28, 2002. He was 84.

Horner received his master's in aeronautical engineering from Princeton. During WWII he served in the Air Force. Subsequently, he became Flight Test Technical Director at Edwards Air Force Base and then assistant secretary of the Air Force for research and development during the Eisenhower administration. In later years he worked for the Northrop Corp. and the former E.F. Johnson Co.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy, a son and daughter, and six grandchildren.