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Boyd, Alan Stephenson

Born: 1922 AD
Currently alive, at 93 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Administrators

1922 – Boyd was born on the 20th of July in Jacksonville, Florida.

         – He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

1948 – He graduated from law school at the University of Virginia.

         – He practiced law in Florida, and was on a commission exploring the regulation of the transportation industry.

1959 – He was appointed to the Civil Aeronautics Board in 1959 by Dwight Eisenhower and promoted to chairman by John F. Kennedy.

1965 – He was appointed undersecretary of commerce for transportation by Lyndon Johnson.

         – Boyd was part of a committee that lobbied for the creation of the United States Department of Transportation, bringing together many government agencies related to the transportation industry.

1966 – Boyd became the first Secretary of Transportation in November.

1969-1972 – He became the president of the Illinois Central Railroad.

1979 – He became the chairman of Warner Blue & Mahan, a Washington D.C. based consulting firm working on new technology ventures.

1982 – Boyd was later the president of Amtrak until June 20, and the president of Airbus Industries.