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Juan Trippe

AKA Juan Terry Trippe

Born: 27-Jun-1899
Birthplace: Seabright, NJ
Died: 3-Apr-1981
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of Pan-Am

Military service: US Army (pilot, WWI)

Co-Founder of Colonial Air Transport, later merged into Pan-American. His innovations include inaugurating the first commercial jet service, the first jumbo jet service, tourist class, and the first service over the Pacific. In the 1930's Pan-American was the largest airline in the world, but by the 1960's its market share had declined considerably from the attrition of competition.

    University: Yale University (1921)

    Pan-Am President (1927-68)
    Pan-Am Founder (1927)
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985 (posthumous)


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