Campaign links: George Hindman (R-TX-17)
George W. Hindman
George Hindman Congressional Candidate Texas District 17
Biography of George Hindman from George Hindman for Congress
George is an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur and high tech small businessman living in Austin, TX. He is running to promote increased economic growth and job opportunities in Texas, defend basic freedoms and limiting the size of the federal government and our national debt.
George was born on Texas Independence day in Germantown, Pennsylvania just a few miles from Valley Forge. He grew up in the rural farmlands where many of our country’s early battles for Freedom were fought. His childhood home was in the shadow of a Revolutionary War cemetery and field hospital that served the Continental wounded from the Battle of Brandywine.
Inspired by an early interest in our national heritage, George attended the University of Virginia, which was founded by Thomas Jefferson. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering and went on to receive a M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a FAA certified Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor.
George worked for a number of years at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston where he was a senior instructor in the Mission Operations Directorate. He trained many astronauts and mission controllers on the Space Shuttle’s data processing, navigation and orbital rendezvous systems. He held a Department of Defense security clearance while at NASA for work involving classified payloads.
George has been in Austin for nearly two decades, living most of that time within what is now U.S. District 17 borders. He worked for Dell Computers and Applied Materials before starting his own high tech research and development business. He holds several U.S. patents in mobile computing architectures and his current research involves deep space navigation using exoplanetary systems.
George first got involved with Republican activities as a member of the Harris County Republican Party during the 1992 Republican National Convention. He then volunteered for several local campaigns as well as assisting the 2000 Bush/Cheney Presidential Campaign at their headquarters in Austin.
George and his wife Delia are long time parishioners at the Cathedral of Saint Mary in Austin, where they both perform volunteer work with several parish ministries. Delia does additional volunteer work with local student organizations and is secretary of their neighborhood association.