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Simpson, Dorothy Lewis, 1924-2018



  • Existence: 1924-2018

Biographical Note: Dorothy Lewis Simpson

Dorothy "Dottie" Lewis Simpson (November 27, 1924 - February 12, 2018) was a Pan Am Flight attendant after World War II.

Simpson was born in Bronxville, New York but grew up in Miami, Florida. She attended Duke University, graduating in 1946 with a degree in mathematics. She obtained her pilot's license at age 19 with the intent of becoming a WASP in World War II, but did not get a chance to serve. Instead she became a flight attendand for Pan American Airlines. She moved to Seattle, Washington in 1949. She was very active in Seattle society and involved with many organizations, including The Museum of Flight.

She married her husband, Hunter Simpson in 1951. They had three children.

Biographical information derived from her

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Anne and Dottie Simpson Collection

 Collection — Folder: One
Identifier: 2016-08-24
Content Description This small collection consists of materials related to Dorothy "Dottie" Lewis Simpson's flying career and some commercial airline ephemera. It is unclear if Dottie or her daughter Anne collected the ephemera. Material documenting Dottie Simpson includes her U.S. Army Air Corps wallet with her private pilot's license, medical certificate, and CAA identity card. Her pilot's flight log is also included and primarily covers 1944-1946 but has notations dating as late as 1997. The commercial ephemera...

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