Hylan Benton Lyon, Jr. – 2010

Hylan Benton Lyon, Jr.

Hylan Benton Lyon, Jr. - 2010Deceased July, 20, 2010

1958 US Naval Academy Graduate

Pilot in Vietnam War

President’s Science Adviser Staff. (3x)

VP Research: Marlow Industries

Great Advocate for Thermoelectrics




Symposium LL: Thermoelectric Materials for Solid-State Power Generation & Refrigeration of the Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society held Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2010 was dedicated to the memory of Hylan Benton Lyon, Jr.


Loving Son, Father, Husband, Grandfather, Uncle, Cousin, Trusted Friend and, War Veteran. Dr. Hylan Benton Lyon Jr. died suddenly on the day of his 74th birthday July 20, 2010. He is survived by wife, Sandra Starr Lyon her sons Kenneth and Christopher Starr and his wife Rebecca; sons, Matthew Lyon and his wife Jasmine, their children Laura and Paul, Andrew Lyon, Jonathan Lyon his children Tyler, Jeremy and Evelyn; daughter, Karen Rogers and her husband Jeff, their children Elisabeth, Rebecca and, Melissa; loving sister, Sharon Gugat and her husband Kevin their children Ann Marie, Mike, Kathy and cousins. Hylan was the son of World War II Veteran Rear Admiral Hylan Benton Lyon, Sr. and wife Wilma. Graduate of the class of 1958 United States Naval Academy, his distinguished career spanned many years. During his Naval career he served as reconnaissance pilot during the Vietnam War.

He was a distinguished scientist. While in the Navy he earned a PHD in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Berkley. He served under Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter on the Presidents Science Adviser Staff. He was also with the Office of Naval Research, and was a Science Policy Analyst with the State Department.

As a civilian he worked for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France. He also worked for Texas Instruments, The North Texas Commission, Marlow Industries, and most recently Dumas Capitol Partners LLC. He was active in community service and enjoyed biking, sailing and fishing. A service will be held in Hylan”s beloved state of Texas on Saturday July 31 at 10 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral home in Rockwall, Texas. A memorial service will be held in Maryland at a later date so that friends, USNA class mates and, family can gather to celebrate the life of Hylan Benton Lyon, Jr.