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May 16, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Oracle Chairman Resigns: James A. Abrahamson will relinquish his post June 1. He will be replaced by company co-founder and Chief Executive Lawrence J. Ellison. Abrahamson, who remains on Oracle Corp.'s board, will join the Washington branch of Galway Partners, an investment and merchant bank, where he will pursue aerospace start-ups. A retired lieutenant general in the Air Force, Abrahamson came to Oracle in September, 1993.
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May 16, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Oracle Chairman Resigns: James A. Abrahamson will relinquish his post June 1. He will be replaced by company co-founder and Chief Executive Lawrence J. Ellison. Abrahamson, who remains on Oracle Corp.'s board, will join the Washington branch of Galway Partners, an investment and merchant bank, where he will pursue aerospace start-ups. A retired lieutenant general in the Air Force, Abrahamson came to Oracle in September, 1993.
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September 16, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
New Chairman of Oracle Named: James Abrahamson, a retired Air Force general who once headed the Strategic Defense Initiative program, will leave his position as an executive vice president of Hughes Aircraft Co. to become chairman of Oracle Corp., a Redwood City computer software company. Abrahamson, 59, will assume the job as part of an unusual reshuffling in which company founder Lawrence J. Ellison will relinquish the chairman's post but remain as president and chief executive.
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September 18, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
"Star Wars" is coming down to Earth. President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, squeezed by budget realities, internal Pentagon skepticism and political opposition, is being restructured substantially, according to military and congressional officials. Instead of a vast array of space-based launching sensors, satellites and anti-missile rockets, the program is being redrawn as a much more limited defensive system based largely on land. Lt. Gen. James A.
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September 16, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
New Chairman of Oracle Named: James Abrahamson, a retired Air Force general who once headed the Strategic Defense Initiative program, will leave his position as an executive vice president of Hughes Aircraft Co. to become chairman of Oracle Corp., a Redwood City computer software company. Abrahamson, 59, will assume the job as part of an unusual reshuffling in which company founder Lawrence J. Ellison will relinquish the chairman's post but remain as president and chief executive.
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December 21, 1986
A near-failure in the 10th shuttle mission sparked an order in March, 1984, for a full review of the O-ring rocket seals that led to the Challenger disaster, but the two officials who ordered the study resigned before it was completed, the New York Times reported. The order was issued nearly two years before the Jan. 28 explosion that killed seven, the newspaper said, citing transcripts of interviews with the officials by National Aeronautics and Space Administration investigators. Lt. Gen.
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December 10, 1985 | Associated Press
The wife of Air Force Lt. Gen. James A. Abrahamson, director of the agency that coordinates the Strategic Defense Initiative research known as the "Star Wars" project, is presumed dead in the crash of a light plane that plunged into the rugged Sierra Nevada west of Lake Tahoe, authorities said today. "We believe the general's wife was on that plane and that she was killed in the crash," Pentagon sources said. Two women and a man died in the crash Sunday.
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July 29, 1986
The Pentagon's Strategic Defense Initiative Organization used money earmarked for "Star Wars" research for unauthorized projects such as air-conditioning for office buildings and roof repairs, according to a congressional audit. The General Accounting Office concluded that the expenditures should have been charged against Pentagon military construction funds. The GAO rejected a response to its findings by Lt. Gen. James A.
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September 18, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
"Star Wars" is coming down to Earth. President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, squeezed by budget realities, internal Pentagon skepticism and political opposition, is being restructured substantially, according to military and congressional officials. Instead of a vast array of space-based launching sensors, satellites and anti-missile rockets, the program is being redrawn as a much more limited defensive system based largely on land. Lt. Gen. James A.
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September 12, 1986
The secret "Star Wars" experiment conducted last week provided information that one day will make it possible for small interceptor rockets based in space to hunt down nuclear missiles, Lt. Gen. James A. Abrahamson, the program's director, said.
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