Tex Thornton

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American businessman

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According to Wikipedia, Charles Bates "Tex" Thornton was an American business executive who was the founder of Litton Industries. Early life Charles Bates Thornton was born on July 22, 1913 in Goree, Texas. Career He served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, reaching the rank of Colonel and commanding a staff of officers in the office of statistical control. Following the war he offered the group of ten to several employers as an all-or-nothing proposition to provide the corporation with an analytical management team. Henry Ford II had recently taken over Ford Motor Company, which was in bad financial shape and had virtually non-existent financial control systems. He interviewed and hired the team, which became known as the "Whiz Kids". Seven of the ten went on to senior executive positions.

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