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Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg

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Profession

Category:
MilitaryMakers
Occupation(s):
Aircraft Commander

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Crab Cakes, Baby Back Ribs
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall, Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Boating
Favorite Quote:
Most Major Achievements Come From Those Who Can Stand On The Shoulders Of Giants And Look Forward.

Birthplace

Born:
1/16/1933
Birth Location:
Henderson, North Carolina

Profession

Category:
MilitaryMakers
Occupation(s):
Aircraft Commander

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Crab Cakes, Baby Back Ribs
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall, Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Boating
Favorite Quote:
Most Major Achievements Come From Those Who Can Stand On The Shoulders Of Giants And Look Forward.

Birthplace

Born:
1/16/1933
Birth Location:
Henderson
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Biography

Aircraft commander Lucius Perry Gregg, Jr. was born on January 16, 1933 in Henderson, North Carolina to Rachel and Lucius Gregg, Sr. Gregg graduated from Wendell Phillips High School in Chicago, Illinois in 1950, before receiving his B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy as the fourth African American to ever graduate. Gregg received his M.S. degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 1955, Gregg began his service in the United States Air Force, working as a pilot from 1956 to 1959. In 1961, Gregg became the mission commander for the VIP Squadron at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Also during this year, Gregg started working for the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research as a project director in space technology and worked there until 1965.

In 1965, Gregg became the Northwestern University Associate Dean of Science, and was also promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Air Force. In 1969, Gregg became the Alfred P. Sloan Fund program officer, before moving to the First Chicago University Finance Corporation assuming the role of president in 1972.

In 1975, Gregg graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University Business School, and in 1979, became Vice President and Director of National Public Affairs, and Vice President of Governmental Relations at Citibank/Citicorp. In 1985, Gregg worked as Vice President of Public Affairs for the New York Daily News, before moving to Los Angeles to become the Vice President of Corporate Communications at the Hughes Aircraft Company/Hughes Electronics.

In 1999, Gregg founded the Foundation for the Study of America’s Technology Leadership in Marina Del Rey, California. The foundation seeks to understand and raise awareness of the factors that led to America’s technology leadership—from the role of innovation to the assimilation of women and minorities into the technology leadership arena.

Gregg has served on numerous technological and scientific boards including the Fermi (AEC) National Accelerator Laboratory, the Academic Board of the U.S. Naval Academy and the National Academy of Science Foundation Commission on Human Resources.

Gregg was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on April 17, 2007.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg's interview, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Slating of Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg's interview, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg talks about his maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg talks about his father's background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg describes his parents' education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg lists his sisters
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg describes his earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers his early religious experiences
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg describes his mother's employment in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his maternal grandparents' home in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers Douglas Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers his neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers his mother's expectations
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his experiences in the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers Wendell Phillips High School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg talks about the impact of migration in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his early work experiences
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg describes his high school activities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls the start of the Korean War
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his training in the U.S. Marine Corps, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his training in the U.S. Marine Corps, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his mother's role in his admission to the United States Naval Academy
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers the entrance examination for the United States Naval Academy
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his admission to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers the black community in Annapolis, Maryland, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers the black community in Annapolis, Maryland, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg talks about Wesley A. Brown's experiences at the United States Naval Academy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers his experiences at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls the rowing team at the United States Naval Academy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers his roommate at the United States Naval Academy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg describes Jimmy Carter's support for Wesley A. Brown
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg talks about his friendship with Wesley A. Brown
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his invitation to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls joining the advisory board of the United States Naval Academy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg describes the changes to the United States Naval Academy's admissions policies
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers joining the U.S. Air Force
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg describes his experiences in the U.S. Air Force
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his promotion to first lieutenant
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg describes his experiences as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers his aeronautics training
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers the escalation of the Cold War
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg describes his research in aerospace engineering
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls joining the faculty of Northwestern University, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers the birth of his son, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers the birth of his son, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls joining the faculty of Northwestern University, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his role at the National Accelerator Lab in Illinois
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers the student protests at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls Northwestern University's advancement in the college rankings
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg reflects upon his experiences at Northwestern University
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg describes his work at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his recruitment to the First National Bank of Chicago
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg describes his career at the First National Bank of Chicago
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his integration efforts in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg talks about his university board memberships
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers his role as chairman of Tulane University's Board of Visitors
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers his work for Bristol-Myers
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his advisory work for the National Academy of Sciences
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg talks about interstate banking regulations
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his public relations work for Citibank, N.A. in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 8 Story: 8 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers meeting with journalist James F. Hoge, Jr.
  • Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers the publisher's forum at the New York Daily News
  • Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls the New York Daily News' presidential debate
  • Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg describes the history of the New York Daily News
  • Tape: 9 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg talks about James F. Hoge, Jr.
  • Tape: 9 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his recruitment by E. Pendleton James
  • Tape: 9 Story: 6 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers joining the Hughes Electronics Corporation
  • Tape: 9 Story: 7 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg talks about the Hughes Electronics Corporation
  • Tape: 10 Story: 1 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his public television board service
  • Tape: 10 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls his career at Hughes Electronics Corporation
  • Tape: 10 Story: 3 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers the riots of 1992 in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 10 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers writing speeches for C. Michael Alexander
  • Tape: 10 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg recalls the Hughes Electronics Corporation's partnership with historically black colleges
  • Tape: 10 Story: 6 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg remembers his wife, Doris Jefferson Gregg
  • Tape: 10 Story: 7 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg describes how he met his wife, Beverly Carmichael Gregg
  • Tape: 10 Story: 8 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg describes his passion for boating
  • Tape: 10 Story: 9 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg talks about science and technology in the United States, pt. 1
  • Tape: 11 Story: 1 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 11 Story: 2 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg talks about science and technology in the United States, pt. 2
  • Tape: 11 Story: 3 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg talks about the opportunities for careers in science and technology
  • Tape: 11 Story: 4 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg describes the Student Technology Roundtable
  • Tape: 11 Story: 5 - Lt. Col. Lucius P. Gregg narrates his photographs