NEW YORK — Lawrence O. Kitchen — a former Marine who never finished college but rose rapidly at the Lockheed Corp., the aerospace company, to lead it successfully through turbulent times — died Dec. 15 in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 90.
His death was confirmed by his wife, Brenda.
Mr. Kitchen, who was named president of Lockheed in 1975, helped rebuild the company in the aftermath of a bribery scandal involving payoffs to Japanese officials. Working with Roy A. Anderson, the company’s chairman and chief executive, Mr. Kitchen helped stabilize the company, allowing it to prosper along with the rest of the industry. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.