William Boeing

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Birthday
1, 1881
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Sep 28, 1956 (74)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
1, 1881
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Sep 28, 1956 (74)

About

Founder of the Boeing aircraft company.

Before Fame

He took an interest in aviation after catching a ride in a rickety plane in his childhood.

Trivia

He built a couple of early planes that he used for delivering mail, but ultimately it was World War I that grew his business.

Family Life

He was born the son of a prosperous German immigrant.

Associated With

His company's fortunes changed somewhat post-WWI, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt made it illegal for private companies to both make planes and run air mail routes.