Harry J. Pearce '64

Harry Pearce is chairman of MDU Resources Group, Inc. Previously, he had been chairman of the Hughes Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation, since May 2001 until the sale by General Motors of its interest in Hughes in December 2003. Mr. Pearce had served on the Hughes Board since November 1992. He had been vice chairman and a director of the General Motors Corporation Board of Directors since 1996 until his retirement from General Motors in 2001. Mr. Pearce currently serves on the board of directors of Marriott International, Inc. and the USAFA Endowment, and has served as past chairman of the National Bone Marrow Foundation and National Defense University Foundation.

He received a bachelor's degree in engineering sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1964, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University’s School of Law in 1967. In 2001, Mr. Pearce was selected as a recipient of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Distinguished Graduate Award.