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C. R. Smith
CYRUS ROWLETT "C. R." SMITH (September 9, 1899 – April 4, 1990) was the CEO of American Airlines
American Airlines
from 1934 to 1968 and from 1973 to 1974. He was also the wartime deputy commander of the Air Transport Command , and United States Secretary of Commerce for a brief period under President Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
. He is regarded as one of the titans of U.S. airline history. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and business career * 2 Political career * 3 Death and honors * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFE AND BUSINESS CAREERSmith was born on September 9, 1899, in Minerva, Texas, to Roy Edgerton Smith and the former Marion Burck. Smith attended the University of Texas
University of Texas
despite never having graduated from high school
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Henry H. Arnold
General of the Army General of the Air Force
General of the Air Force
SERVICE NUMBER O-2255 COMMANDS HELD U.S. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces
Twentieth Air Force
Twentieth Air Force
1st Wing, GHQ Air Force BATTLES/WARS World War I
World War I
World War II
World War II
AWARDS Army Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal
Air Medal
HENRY HARLEY "HAP" ARNOLD (June 25, 1886 – January 15, 1950) was an American general officer holding the grades of General of the Army and General of the Air Force
General of the Air Force
. Arnold was an aviation pioneer, Chief of the Air Corps (1938–1941), Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces , the only U.S
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Eleanor Roosevelt
ANNA ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (/ˈɛlᵻnɔːr ˈroʊzəvɛlt/ ; October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American politician, diplomat and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States , having held the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
's four terms in office, and served as United States Delegate to the United Nations
United Nations
General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. President Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
later called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements. Roosevelt was a member of the prominent American Roosevelt and Livingston families and a niece of President Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
. She had an unhappy childhood, having suffered the deaths of both parents and one of her brothers at a young age
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Pan American World Airways
PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS, known from its founding until 1950 as PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS and commonly known as PAN AM, was the principal and largest international air carrier in the United States from 1927 until its collapse on December 4, 1991. Founded in 1927 as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Key West, Florida , and Havana
Havana
, Cuba
Cuba
, the airline became a major company credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft , jumbo jets , and computerized reservation systems . It was also a founding member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global airline industry association
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Boeing 707
The BOEING 707 is a mid-sized, long-range, narrow-body , four-engine jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes from 1958 to 1979. Its name is commonly pronounced as "seven oh seven". Versions of the aircraft have a capacity from 140 to 219 passengers and a range of 2,500 to 5,750 nautical miles (4,630 to 10,650 km). Developed as Boeing's first jet airliner, the 707 is a swept-wing design with podded engines . Although it was not the first jetliner in service, the 707 was the first to be commercially successful. Dominating passenger air transport in the 1960s and remaining common through the 1970s, the 707 is generally credited with ushering in the Jet Age
Jet Age
. It established Boeing
Boeing
as one of the largest manufacturers of passenger aircraft, and led to the later series of airliners with "7x7 " designations. The later 720 , 727 , 737 , and 757 share elements of the 707's fuselage design
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Major General (United States)
In the United States Army
United States Army
, United States Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps
, and United States Air Force , MAJOR GENERAL is a two-star general-officer rank, with the pay grade of O-8. Major general ranks above brigadier general and below lieutenant general . A major general typically commands division -sized units of 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers. Major general is equivalent to the two-star rank of rear admiral in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard and is the highest permanent rank during peacetime in the uniformed services. (The higher ranks are temporary ranks linked to specific positions, although virtually all officers who have been promoted to those ranks are approved to retire at their highest earned rank.) CONTENTS * 1 Statutory limits * 2 Promotion, appointment, and tour length * 3 Retirement * 4 History * 5 See also * 6 References STATUTORY LIMITS U.S
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United States Army Air Forces
The UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCES (USAAF or AAF), more informally known as the AIR FORCE, was the aerial warfare service of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II (1939/41–1945), successor to the previous United States
United States
Army Air Corps and the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
of today, one of the five uniformed military services. The AAF was a component of the United States
United States
Army , which in 1942 was divided functionally by executive order into three autonomous forces: the Army Ground Forces , the Services of Supply (which in 1943 became the Army Service Forces ), and the Army Air Forces. Each of these forces had a commanding general who reported directly to the Army Chief of Staff
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Douglas DC-6
The DOUGLAS DC-6 is a piston-powered airliner and transport aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1958. Originally intended as a military transport near the end of World War II
World War II
, it was reworked after the war to compete with the Lockheed Constellation in the long-range commercial transport market. More than 700 were built and many still fly today in cargo, military, and wildfire control roles. The DC-6 was known as the C-118 LIFTMASTER in United States Air Force service and as the R6D in United States Navy
United States Navy
service prior to 1962, after which all U.S. Navy variants were also designated as the C-118
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LaGuardia Airport
29,786,769 footnotes = Source: Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Aviation Administration
LAGUARDIA AIRPORT (IATA : LGA, ICAO : KLGA, FAA LID : LGA) /ləˈɡwɑːrdiə/ is an airport in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens
Queens
in the United States. It is on the waterfront of Flushing and Bowery Bays in East Elmhurst and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria and Jackson Heights . The airport is the third busiest airport serving New York City, and the twentieth busiest in the United States. LaGuardia Airport
Airport
covers 680 acres (280 ha). The New York City
New York City
metropolitan area 's JFK International , LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International Airports combine to create the largest airport system in the United States, second in the world in terms of passenger traffic , and first in the world in terms of total flight operations
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New York City
Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York (Manhattan) , Queens
Queens
, Richmond (Staten Island) ------------------------- HISTORIC COLONIES New Netherland Province of New York
Province of New York
SETTLED 1624 CONSOLIDATED 1898 NAMED FOR James, Duke of York
Duke of York
GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor–Council • BODY New York City Council
New York City Council
• MAYOR Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
(D ) AREA • TOTAL 468.484 sq mi (1,213.37 km2) • LAND 302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2) • WATER 165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2) • METRO 13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2) ELEVATION 33 ft (10 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • TOTAL 8,175,133 • ESTIMATE (2016) 8,537,673 • RANK 1st, U.S
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Douglas DC-8
The DOUGLAS DC-8 (also known as the MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-8) is a four-engine long-range narrow-body jet airliner built from 1958 to 1972 by the Douglas Aircraft Company . Launched after the competing Boeing 707 , the DC-8 nevertheless kept Douglas in a strong position in the airliner market, and remained in production until 1972 when it began to be superseded by larger wide-body designs, including the Boeing 747 , McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and Lockheed L-1011 TriStar . The DC-8's design allowed it a slightly larger cargo capacity than the 707 and some re-engined DC-8s are still in use as freighters
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Sam Rayburn
SAMUEL TALIAFERRO RAYBURN (January 6, 1882 – November 16, 1961) was an American politician who served as the 43rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1940 to 1947, 1949 to 1953, and 1955 to 1961, the longest-serving speaker in American history. He represented Texas\' 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1913 to 1961. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Speaker of the House * 3.1 Personal integrity * 3.2 Legacy * 4 Personal life and death * 5 Tributes * 5.1 Named in honor of Rayburn * 6 Portrayals * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 Further reading * 10 External links EARLY LIFERayburn was born in Roane County, Tennessee , on January 6, 1882, 24 days before Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
, a fact noted by the news media while Roosevelt was President and Rayburn was Speaker. He was the son of Martha Clementine (Waller) and William Marion Rayburn
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Fort Worth, Texas
FORT WORTH is the 16th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas . The city is in North Central Texas and covers nearly 350 square miles (910 km2) in the counties of Denton , Parker , Wise , and Tarrant , of which it is the county seat . According to the 2016 census estimates, Fort Worth's population is 854,113. The city is the second-largest in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area (the "DFW Metroplex"). The city was established in 1849 as an Army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River . Today, Fort Worth still embraces its Western heritage and traditional architecture and design. USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) is the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city
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Albert Vincent Casey
ALBERT VINCENT CASEY (February 28, 1920 – July 10, 2004) was a United States Postmaster General
United States Postmaster General
, publisher of The Los Angeles Times , and an attendee of the Bohemian Grove . He received two degrees from Harvard University
Harvard University
in 1948. Casey served in the U.S. Army for four years during World War II
World War II
. He spent eight years as President of Times Mirror Company and was CEO of American Airlines
American Airlines
from 1974 to 1985. He was a Distinguished Executive at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
. REFERENCES * ^ "Albert V. Casey". FURTHER READING * Biography portal * "Business Notes BANKING" Time.com April 25, 1988 * "Albert V
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United States Secretary Of Commerce And Labor
The UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND LABOR was a short-lived Cabinet department of the United States
United States
government , which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business . It was created on February 14, 1903, during the administration of Theodore Roosevelt. Investigations were the province of its Bureau of Corporations . The department was renamed the Department of Commerce on March 4, 1913, and its bureaus and agencies specializing in labor were transferred to the new Department of Labor . The Bureau of Corporations was spun off as an independent agency in 1915, the Federal Trade Commission
Federal Trade Commission
The UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF COMMERCE AND LABOR was the head of the department. The secretary was a member of the President's Cabinet . Corresponding with the division of the department in 1913, the Secretary's position was divided into separate positions of Commerce and Labor
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Boeing 747
The BOEING 747 is an American wide-body commercial jet airliner and cargo aircraft , often referred to by its original nickname, Jumbo Jet. Its distinctive "hump" upper deck along the forward part of the aircraft makes it among the world's most recognizable aircraft, and it was the first wide-body produced. Manufactured by Boeing
Boeing
's Commercial Airplane unit in the United States, the original version of the 747 was envisioned to have 150 percent greater capacity than the Boeing
Boeing
707 , one of the common large commercial aircraft of the 1960s. First flown commercially in 1970, the 747 held the passenger capacity record for 37 years. The four-engine 747 uses a double-deck configuration for part of its length
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