Winner:Bradford Parkinson

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Bradford W. Parkinson, known as the chief architect of GPS (global positioning system), was raised in southwest Minneapolis and is a 1952 graduate of Breck School.

Recognized and honored throughout the world, he was responsible from program start to space operation for the satellite-based, worldwide navigation system known as NAVSTAR GPS.

His contribution to engineering has made an immense impact not only in Minnesota--including farming, boating, hiking, construction, communications, and yes, catching car thieves--but throughout the universe.
~Brenda Parkinson Hauschild, Shorewood, MN

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