Alan Stephenson Boyd

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Birthday
20, 1922
Birthplace
Florida
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
20, 1922 (age 96)
Birthplace
Florida

About

Lawyer and business executive who served as president of Amtrak and was appointed by United States President Lyndon B. Johnson to the position of United States Secretary of Transportation.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Florida in the early 1940s, he served during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Forces. After returning from the war, he earned his law degree from the University of Virginia.

Trivia

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, he served as head of the Illinois Central Railroad.

Family Life

His marriage to Flavil Juanita Townsend Boyd produced one son, Mark.

Associated With

President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed Boyd to the Civil Aeronautics Board in the late 1950s.