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Egtvedt, Clairmont L., 1892-1975



  • Existence: 1892-1975

Biographical Note

Clairmont L. Egtvedt joined Boeing as a draftsman and mechanical engineer in 1917 after graduating from the University of Washington School of Engineering. He became company vice president and general manager in 1926 and was company president from Aug. 2, 1933, to Sept. 9, 1939. During that period he also was acting chairman of the board, appointed after William Boeing resigned in 1934.

Egtvedt was officially named board chairman in 1939, as Phil Johnson became company president. But when Johnson died suddenly in September 1944, Egtvedt reassumed the duties of president until William Allen was appointed to the position in September 1945. Egtvedt then returned to the chairmanship.

He retired from Boeing April 24, 1966, and lived until 1975.


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - E

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names start with E: Eagleston, Glenn T. [WWII U.S. ace pilot] "Aces' Aircraft: Lt. Col. Glenn T. Eagleston," Aero Album, Fall 1968 Eaker, Ira C. [U.S. Air Force pilot] Folder 1:Obituary, Eugene Register-Guard, August 7, 1987"Eaker's Pan-American Mission," Air Force Magazine, September...

William E. Boeing Sr. Papers

Identifier: 2005-10-06-B
Abstract William E. Boeing, Sr. (1881-1956) was an aviation pioneer and founded The Boeing Company in 1916. The collection holds textual materials, such as correspondence, philately, business-related materials, clippings, and ephemera, as well as photographs and illustrations related to his personal and business life, circa 1783-2008. Major areas of interest include family photographs and extensive personal and business-related correspondence.

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