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Friday, January 10, 2014

Thomas V. Jones, Cold War aerospace leader at Northrop

Thomas V. Jones, seen in 1974, led Northrop Grumman for 30 years before retiring in 1990. The chief executive hobnobbed with world leaders and survived a succession of controversies while taking his company into the top ranks of the defense industry. He died last week at 93.