Boeing, William Edward
1881 - William Edward Boeing was born on the 1st of October in Detroit, Michigan. American aircraft industrialist.
1903 - Boeing left Yale to go into the lumber side of the business.
1909 - He was the President of Greenwood Logging Company; he experimented with boat design, traveled to Seattle.
- In Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, he saw a manned flying machine for the first and became fascinated with aircraft.
1916 - He went into business with George Conrad Westervelt as B & W and founded Pacific Aero Products.
- He founded and became first president and first CEO of Boeing Co.
- Organized his own aircraft company, Pacific Aero Products Corporation, he constructed two successful planes, changed the name of his company to the Boeing Airplane Company, and so was born the aerospace industry giant of today.
1917 - In April, he changed the name of Pacific Aero Products Co. to Boeing Airplane Company.
1921 - Married Bertha Potter Paschall, the daughter of Howard Cranston Potter MD and Alice Kershaw Potter.
1925-1926 - Once again he became president and CEO of Boeing Co.
1934 - The United States government accused him of monopolistic practices.
- The prestigious Guggenheim Medal was awarded to him for his pioneering and achievement in aircraft and air transportation.
- Retired from the aircraft industry. He then spent the remainder of his years in property development and thoroughbred horse breeding.
1956 - He died on 28th of September.
1984 - Invested in the International Aerospace Hall of Fame.
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