Edward Curtis Wells (1910 - 1986)

‹ Back to Wells surname

5

Matches

2 1 2
Adds more complete birth date, birth place, more complete death date, death place, residence and sibling(s).

View Edward Curtis Wells's complete profile:

  • See if you are related to Edward Curtis Wells
  • Request to view Edward Curtis Wells' family tree

Share

Death: Died
Managed by: Doug Robinson
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Edward Curtis Wells

http://nationalaviation.org/wells-edward/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Curtis_Wells

Edward Curtis Wells (August 26, 1910 – July 1, 1986) was senior vice president and served on the board of directors of Boeing Company. He designed the Boeing 747. He was known as the "elder statesman of aviation".

Biography

He was born in Boise, Idaho on August 26, 1910. He graduated from Grant High School in Portland, Oregon. He attended Willamette University for two years then attended Stanford University. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford in 1931 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in engineering.

Wells joined Boeing Company's engineering staff in 1931 and was named Boeing's chief engineer in 1943.

He died on July 1, 1986 in Bellevue, Washington.

Honors

Daniel Guggenheim Medal (1980).

Fawcett Aviation Award (1944).

Lawrence Sperry Award from the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (1942).

view all

Edward Wells's Timeline

1910
1910
1986
1986
Age 76