Charles W. Hutton, 90; aerospace executive
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Charles W. Hutton, 90, a retired executive who later served as a consultant in the aerospace industry, died Dec. 12 at the Washington Home
hospice. He had prostate cancer
Mr. Hutton began his professional career in 1945 with Reynolds Metals in Richmond and was transferred to Los Angeles in the early 1950s.
He later joined Douglas Aircraft (later McDonnell Douglas) and became a senior vice president with Boeing Co. in the early 1970s. He moved
to the company's Washington office in 1978 as marketing director.
In 1983, Mr. Hutton became Boeing's director of military affairs and coordinated the company's defense and space activities with the
Defense Department and NASA, managing contracts worth billions of dollars. He worked on projects related to space stations, missiles,
launch vehicles and military aircraft and helped negotiate a replacement for Air Force One.
After retiring in 1987, he worked as an aerospace industry consultant until January 2009.
Charles Warren Hutton was born in Glade Spring, Va., and graduated from the District's old Central High School. He was a 1939 graduate of
Virginia Tech and served in the Army throughout World War II.
He had been a District resident since 1978 and had weekly golf games at Burning Tree golf club in Bethesda, where he was a member. He
was also a member of many professional organizations. He enjoyed skiing, pheasant hunting, and attending Virginia Tech and Washington
Redskins football games.
His marriages to Phyllis Warren Hutton and Carol Summerfield Hutton ended in divorce.
Survivors include his companion, Onorine Lavery Friedman of Washington; two daughters from his first marriage, Carol Tolen of Irvine,
Calif., and Jennifer Trafford of Brea, Calif.; a stepson, Dwight Brooks of Los Angeles; a sister; and four grandchildren.
-- Matt Schudel