- Philip G. Johnson
Philip G. Johnson (
November 5, 1894- September 14, 1944) was an American executive, president of Boeing.
Trained as an engineer, Johnson started working for Boeing in 1917. He was named president in 1926. Afterwards, he headed
United Airlinesand, later, its whole aeronautical conglomerate, United Aircraft and Transport Corporation. In the aftermath of the Air Mail Scandalof 1934, he was officially banned from the industry for several years, along with many other air executives. Johnson chose to leave the country. In 1937 he collaborated to launch Trans-Canada Airlinesas "VP of Operations".
In 1939 he returned to Boeing as president, focusing on the war production required by
World War II. He died of cerebral hemorrhage.
Concurrently, Johnson served as president of truck manufacturer
Kenworthfrom 1937 until his death.
* [http://nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu/findaid/ark:/80444/xv96113 Guide to the Philip G. Johnson Scrapbooks and Other Material at the Museum of History & Industry, Seattle]
* [http://www.boeing.com/history/boeing/johnson.html Boeing. A brief story: Philip G. Johnson]
* [http://www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/hangar/9496/ United Airlines - A history]
* [http://www.kenworth.com/7100_ken_1.asp Kenworth history - 1936 to 1944]
* [http://historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=7311 HistoryLink.org]
* [https://www.historicseattle.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?id=178 P.G. Johnson Estate Woodway]
*Mills, Albert J., Helms Mills, Jean, and Grandy, Gina. "Flying in the face of reality: Gender rules in Trans-Canada Air Lines and the British Overseas Airways Corporation, 1937-1947", 19th International Colloquium of the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (2001)
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