Carleton Putnam

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 Airlines until his death.

Carleton Putnam died of pneumonia on 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.

Written Works:
* Race and Reason: A Yankee View (1961)
* Race and Reality: A Search for Solutions (1967)
* Theodore Roosevelt: The Formative Years (1958)

External links

* [ Princeton Alumni Weekly Memorials: Carleton Putnam '24]
* [ Race and Reason -- A Yankee View]

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