- Carleton Putnam
"Carleton Putnam" (1901-1998) was an American airline pioneer, writer, and biographer. He was educated at Princeton and the
Columbia University. He was a founder and president of Chicago & Southern Airlines, which was merged with Delta Airlines. He was a chairman and, later, a director of Delta. His best known written works are "Race and Reason", a defence of racial segregation, and his biography of Theodore Roosevelt. He was a descendant of General Israel Putnam, and was related to the anthropologist Carleton Coon. He remained on the board of Delta Airlinesuntil his death.
Carleton Putnam died of
pneumoniaon Mar. 5, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Esther MacKenzie Willcox Aughincloss, a daughter, three grandchildren, a stepdaughter, and three stepgrandchildren. He was previously married to Lucy Chapman Putnam.
* Race and Reason: A Yankee View (1961)
* Race and Reality: A Search for Solutions (1967)
* Theodore Roosevelt: The Formative Years (1958)
* [http://webscript.princeton.edu/~paw/memorials/memdisplay.php?id=4732 Princeton Alumni Weekly Memorials: Carleton Putnam '24]
* [http://www.jrbooksonline.com/PDFs/Race_and_Reason.pdf Race and Reason -- A Yankee View]
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